24 Mar '13, 11am

Charity urges Easter Egg hunt for unsustainable palm oil - BusinessGreen #palmoil #orangutans #RSPO

Shoppers might consider their Easter Eggs less tasty if they knew some brands are contributing to rainforest destruction, campaigners will warn today. A survey of over 70 Easter Egg manufacturers undertaken by the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) and Ethical Consumer found some are using non-certified palm oil or its derivatives in their products, raising the possibility that the palm oil has contributed to deforestation in south east Asia. FURTHER READING Asia Pulp & Paper lifts the lid on how it learnt to put down the chainsaw Can Europe bin plastic bags once and for all? The survey ranks the brands based on their use of palm oil that has not been certified as coming from sustainably managed plantations. The top two chocolate companies are Divine and Booja Booja, neither of which use any palm oil in their chocolate products. Meanwhile, Lindt, Thorntons and Guylian make up...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2257008/charity-urge...

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