March 20, 2012 § Leave a comment
Check out this rainforest friendly soap (Palm Oil Free) hand made by Lomond Soap in Scotland. This rainforest friend company is one of our newest member of the bloomtrigger project!
Palm Oil plantations are a major driver behind deforestation in areas right across the world. It is incredible how many consumer products contain Palm Oil, not just soap, but chocolate bars, butter, makeup, washing powder, etc the list is long… Click here to see which big branded products you’ll find contain palm oil.
Why is this such an urgent issue? Well take Sumatra for example. There are fewer than 6,700 Sumatran Orangutans surviving in the wild due to the increasing deforestation of their habitat for palm oil production. It is predicted that the Sumatran orangutan will be the first Great Ape species to become extinct in the wild if current trends continue. Imagine a world where we let these beautiful creatures go exstinct!
Simple things you can do help. Go check out Lomond Soap’s website, their beautiful products make great gifts and keep you smelling good! You can also support their ‘bloom campaign’ by going to their bloomtrigger profile and claiming a free ‘bloom’ from them. Each ‘bloom’ you plant on bloomtrigger’s map means 50 pence will be invested into a Peruvian forestry community to help protect 50m2 of rainforest!