Sustainable Palm Oil Deforestation
There are some that regard Palm Oil as a miracle oil, it's been used for years within our favorite foods and cosmetic products. That's becoming a problem with more recent years as more and more products hit the shelves that have Palm Oil used in some way. All of this harvesting of the Palm Oil plant has lead to deforestation in Indonesian and Malaysia. People are going into the rainforests in these areas and burning the land in an effort to clear it for any other purpose like creating their own Palm Oil Plantations illegally. This is a huge problem for the environment as these sorts of shifts cause environmental issues like Climate changes. Other issues with this the immense amounts of methane being release into the air from Palm Oil refineries which is a gas over 30 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. There are alternatives on the market but none that prove to be as beneficial as the versatility of Palm oil. The forest is consistently burning which is a major problem for the people and the wildlife in this area. Which is why SpaUbliss works with producers who partner with the RSPO [Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil] to support those suppliers, producers, exporters, ETC who want to protect the planet.
Q. What is Palm Oil?
A. The plant grows naturally in the Western and Central African countries. It's an edible vegetable oil derived from the fruit of oil Palms.
Q. What's happening with Palm Oil?
A. With it's attractive benefits, qualities, and multi-purposes the tropical rainforest which is the Oil Palms home is being burnt down [deforestation] due to people wanting to make space to start their own Oil Palm plantations; even illegally.
Q. What is Deforestation?
A. When forests or trees are cut down in an effort to clear the land and use it for another purpose.
Q. What type of Palm Oil does SpaUbliss use?
A. A few years back when we became aware of the issue we switched to Sustainable Organic Palm oil which means the growers we work have been audited and certified with the RSPO. Our Palm oil isn't likely to contribute to the industry that's leading to the deforestation of more and more topical regions.
Q. What does this all mean to me?
A. BUY WITH TRUST! We want our customers to trust they are buying their personal care products from a company who actually cares about not only providing high quality skin care. But the safety of our plant and the life that's on it including plant life. This issue doesn't just affect the land it's being done to but also the animals that calls that land home. SpaUbliss doesn't support in any way the illegal, willfully cruel deforestation for Palm oil harvesting.
Q. Couldn't we just stop using Palm?
A. It's a-lot more complexed than that since the 80s Palm Oil has been increasingly placed into products because it's such a versatile, inexpensive oil with great benefits. We have been doing everything with a little bit of Palm from cooking, to cosmetics. There are other alternatives to using Palm but when speaking about those other products we have to consider the benefits or trade-offs.
Our Thoughts on the crisis?
We feel this crisis gives us another opportunity as humans to help preserve all life on this planet. As it's vital to the eco-system to survive; it seems like humankind will always use greed and selfishness as a meets to an end. No matter what the cost, we have to all do our part to help preserve the Earth. SpaUbliss as a company do not support the deforestation that's happening in so many parts of the world. As deforestation has so many devastating effects consistent fires filling the air with brown clouds of smoke contributing to air pollution, smoke-sicken people, ECT. The wildlife's habitats are being affected as they have to move to other areas in the rainforest to live. This is a major way these animals would make an endangered species list like elephants, tigers, rhinos, & orangutans. With species like the Sumatran elephant which in the International Union Conservation of Nature stating that this species of elephant could be extinct in the next 30 years.