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Palm oil is in 1 in 10 productson British shelves. It is grown in tropical countries in South East Asia, Africa and South America. Large tracts of rainforest are cut down to provide plantations to grow palm oil.
It is used since it is cheap to produce but it is very environmentally damaging to rainforest species of plants and animals including big cats and primates. It is often labelled in a deceptive way when in products using scientific names and euphemisms.
Ikea, which claims to have an environmental and sustainability promise use palm oil in their candles. This extremely environmentally destructive behaviour is disappointing in a company that puts itself forward as being ethical in every way.
MASC is a charity set up to educate children and adults in the West about what effects their choices in shopping have on environments far removed and easily forgotten from themselves.
Ikea is located down at Logan which from Caboolture is a 72 km journey. People from the Sunshine Coast would not travel the 133 km or 1 hour 49 minute drive to go to Ikea. But if an Ikea was built near Caboolture, all of the North side of Brisbane and people from the Sunshine Coast could use this Ikea.