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Zoos And Aquariums Join Forces To Promote Sustainable Palm Oil Production

By Desirée Kaplan

Palm oil can be found in a wide range of products from makeup, to pet food, to candy. The rising concern with this widely used ingredient is that its current production methods often wreak havoc on the areas where producers harvest the plants. This giant industry, which touches over half of all consumer items, needs to pivot quickly so environmental damage can be mitigated.

Two organization have recently come together to help combat the issue of unsustainable palm oil. World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the 72nd WAZA Annual Conference in Berlin. The two organizations plan to team up to educate consumers about only choosing sustainable palm oil, which would significantly help reduce stress on the environment. Both groups have a vested interest in helping people learn about the impact of palm oil production.