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What is palm oil and why don't you want it in your cleaning products?
You may have heard that palm oil is in products such as cookies, shampoo and chocolate spread. There are thousands of products in the supermarket that contain palm oil. Many jungles are cut down for these palm oil products. Millions of tons of palm oil are produced every year.
The result of palm oil production is that the earth is warming faster. It is not for nothing that it is becoming increasingly clear that palm oil is bad for the environment and animals. This blog answers the questions: what is palm oil? What does palm oil contain? And why not palm oil? Finally, alternatives from YouSea are offered to avoid palm oil.
What is palm oil?
Palm oil is a vegetable oil, which comes from the pulp of the orange-red fruit of the oil palm. Palm oil is made from the pulp that comes from the palm fruit. Vegetable oil sounds like an environmentally friendly product. A environmentally friendly product This means that no damage is caused to the living environment and that there is no depletion of raw materials. Yet palm oil is bad for the environment.
What does palm oil contain?
Every year there is such a 47 million tons of palm oil produced. Palm oil products are biofuel, soups, pizza, baby food, chocolate, bread, cookies, snacks, cosmetics, cleaning products, ready meals, pie, crackers, peanut butter, margarine, breadsticks, sauces, chips, soap, toothpaste, paint, deodorant and candles. Did you know that palm oil in chocolate prevents it from melting quickly?
Since December 2014 it is required to label foodstuffs Identify the type of oil used. If you want to know whether your product contains palm oil, you can look at the names vegetable oil (palm), palm oil or palm fat. This is not mandatory for non-food products and different names used. If you want to be sure whether palm oil is used in a product, it is best to contact the manufacturer.
Why not palm oil?
There is a high demand for palm oil, despite the fact that we know that palm oil is bad for the environment. Every hour a hundred football fields of tropical rainforest go up in smoke. All this to meet the high demand for palm oil. 85% of palm oil worldwide comes from Malaysia and Indonesia. The rainforests are the habitat of, for example, the orangutans and the Sumatran tiger. Animals are not the only victims of palm oil production. Palm oil is also bad for the local population. For the local population, the forests are disappearing. This forces them to leave.
Palm oil alternative cleaning products
YouSea has created a new product line, consisting of various ecological cleaning products. These cleaning products have been put together with experts in the field of sustainable and ecological cleaning.
Together towards a cleaner world. Organically responsible cleaning becomes easy thanks to the soluble Eco-Xtabs ™. In addition to the soluble Eco Xtabs ™, you can here too buy bamboo cloths. YouSea goes for 0% plastic waste for a positive environmental impact. This is achieved by means of an aluminum refill bottle.