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By PSU EcoMerge Capstone - 9:19 AM

50 Orangutans die each week due to the Palm Oil industry. Sumatra and Borneo have two distinct species of orangutans – of which fewer than 60,000 remain on either of the two islands (as of 2007). As these are some of the last places for wild orangutans, there are estimates they will be extinct in ten years. Worried?
 
IT DOESN’T NEED TO BE THIS WAY!  BUT WHAT CAN YOU DO? 

Pressure from videos like this: 


helped to persuade a big name company like Nestle to switch to sustainable palm oil practices. Short of making a viral video of your own, what else can you do?

1 - Shop smart! Choose companies that use sustainable palm oil and ask them to label their products accordingly. *Please see below for a shopping guide of brand name companies that are part of the RSPO.
2 - Write to your favorite restaurant or grocery store manager, asking them to supply sustainably grown Palm Oil products.
3 - Write to US legislators asking them to support USAID grants that protect rainforests, orangutans and indigenous peoples in
Indonesia and Malaysia.
4 - Contact the manufacturer of products that do not carry the GreenPalm or UTZ Certification logos - ask them to use substitute oils or to switch to sustainable palm oil products. 

5 - Avoid purchasing or using wood products made from the following rainforest trees: Teak, Ebony, Ironwood, Sandalwood, Mahogany, and Ramin, unless you know it was sustainably grown. 
6 - Spread awareness of the issues caused by non-sustainably grown palm oil. 
7 - Set a good example and tell your friends, family members and coworkers about the issue -- let them know how they too can help to make a difference.

RSPO MEMBER COMPANIES


Brand Names of RSPO Companies FOOD
Brand Names of RSPO Companies NON-FOOD
Act II
Ajax
Aunt Jemima mixes
All
Austin Brand Crackers
Alpo Dog Food
Baby Ruth
Aussie
Banquet meals
Avon
Ben & Jerry's Icecream
Avon
Bertolli
Axe Products
Bird's Eye
Beneful
Blue Bonnet Butter
Bird's Eye Foods
Boost
Body Shop
Breyers
Cadbury
Butterfingers
Camay
Carr's Crackers & Cookies
Cascade
Cheetos
Cheer
Cheez-it- (Sunshine)
Clairol
Chef Boyardee
Coast
Coffee Mate
Colgate Products
Country Crock
Colgate-Palmolive
Crunch & Munch
Comet
Dean's Dips
ConAgra
Doritos
CoverGirl
Dreyers
Crest
Drumsticks
Dawn
Edy's
Dep
Egg Beaters
Dial
Eggo's
Dove Products
Famous Amos Cookies
Downy
Fiddle Faddle
Drano
Frito Lay
Dreft
Fruit snacks (Kellogg)
Era
Gerber products
Eukanuba
Ghirardelli
Fancy Feast cat food
Girl Scout Cookies
Fantastic
Grandma's cookies
Febreze
Haagen Dazs
Fixodent
Healthy Choice meals
Friskies
Hellmann's Products
Gain
Hot Pockets
Gillette
Hunt's
Glade
Jenny Craig meals
Head & Shoulders
Jiffy Pop
Herbal Essences
Justin's products
Hills Science Diet
Keebler cookies & crackers
Iams
Kellogg's
Irish Spring Soap
Kid Cuisine
Johnson & Johnson
Knorr Products
Johnson & Johnson
La Choy
Justin's
Lays
Kelloggs
Lean Cuisine
LA Looks
Libby's
Lady Speed Stick
Lindt Truffles
Lindt Sprungli
Marie's dressings & prod.
L'Oreal
Morning Star Products
L'Oreal
Mothers Cookies
Max Factor
Near East
Mr. Clean
Nesquik
Mr. Muscle
Nestle Crunch
Murphy Oil Soap
Nutri-Grain Bars (Kellogg)
Nestle
Orville Redenbacher's
Off!
Pam
Olay
Parkay
Oust
Pasta Roni
P&G
Peter Pan
Palmolive Dish Soap
Pop Tarts (Kellogg)
Pantene
Power Bars
PepsiCo
Pringles
Pledge
Quaker Products
Ponds Products
Ragu
Pro Pet Food
Reddi-wip
Purex
Rice-A-Roni
Purina
Ruffles
Raid
Skippy PB
Right Guard
Slim Fast
Safeguard
Stouffers
SC Johnson
Sun Chips
Scrubbing Bubbles
Swiss Miss
Secret
Tostitos
Seventh Generation
Town House Crackers
Shout
VanCamp's
Snuggle
Wonka candy
Soft & Dri

Soft Scrub

Soft Soap

Speed Stick

Sun Products

Sunsilk Products

Tide

TIGI Hair Products

Tone

Twincraft Soaps

Twincraft Soaps

Unilever

Vaseline Products

Ventura Foods

Venus

Vidal Sassoon

Wella

Whisk

Zest

This is a fluid list. For updates check: cmzoo.org/Conservation/PalmOilCrisis
For more information visit: www.rspo.org


**Supporting companies who are members of RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) is the most responsible solution. The items found in this guide are produced by RSPO member companies.


 

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