The haze is caused by toxic smoke from fires raging in South-east Asia’s forests and peatlands, which are cleared for crops such as palm oil and paper trees. In particular, Indonesia and Malaysia produce 85% of the world’s palm oil, which is a key ingredient in many food products and cosmetics. You can make a difference by buying only products that contain sustainably produced palm oil and paper. You can also encourage your friends, colleagues, and favorite dining establishments to do the same.
Sign up for a regular mailing list about how you can fight haze at http://webreathewhatwebuy.com, and air your views with the hashtag #XtheHaze.
In a recent survey, PM.Haze discovered that 32 out of 33 popular Singapore restaurant chains use non-haze-free palm oil for cooking. We need your support to call on these restaurants to switch to sustainable, haze-free palm oil. Make your voice heard at http://pmhaze.org.
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has produced the Palm Oil Shopping Guide app to help consumers check which supermarket products are produced with sustainable palm oil. Either enter the product name or scan the product’s barcode to find out. Click to download the app for iPhone or Android.
WWF has produced a scorecard that ranks restaurants, supermarkets, consumer goods companies, and others on their progress towards sustainable palm oil. Click here to view the scorecard.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is the world’s oldest and most widely-used certification for sustainably-produced paper and timber. Only buy paper products that have the FSC label on the packaging.
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