Orang-utans are critically endangered in the wild, but did you know that there is one simple way you can help protect their habitats?
Wild orang-utans have global legal protection, however they are still critically endangered and face many threats. Along with being hunted for food or the pet trade, the biggest risk to orang-utans is the loss of habitat due to unsustainable palm oil production, along with illegal logging and agriculture.
By choosing to buy palm oil that is grown sustainably, we can help stop the destruction of rainforests in places like Indonesia and Malaysia, where orang-utans are found.
You’ll find palm oil in thousands of products, and knowing which manufacturers use sustainable palm oil can be tricky. However, using the Impact Score app makes this easy.
Step 1. Download the Impact Score app via the App Store or the Google Play Store.
Step 2. Head to your local shop or supermarket.
Step 3. Scan an item using the app to see the product’s rating. They measure products across 14 different categories, including sustainability, animal welfare, health, nutrition and workers’ rights, as well as sustainable palm oil, to see the impact it’s having.
Step 4: If you’re product doesn’t include sustainable palm oil, then the app will suggest some more environmentally-friendly alternatives.
Step 5: Rest easy in the knowledge that your shopping isn’t supporting the destruction of rainforest habitats!
Our Sustainable Palm Oil Community
We’re encouraging local businesses, groups and organisations in Newquay to join us in making sure all of their products contain sustainable palm oil. Click below to find out more about the project, and how organisations can get involved.