Does any palm oil alternative no ruin the environment? At this point, pretty much no. At the sheer scale we use palm oil, any viable current alternative would ruin a different ecosystem. Scientists are looking at algae and seaweed based solutions produced in the lab in the UK and India which is giving us some hope. Palm oil can be avoided though as it’s not a necessary ingredient! Cut your processed foods out wherever possible (eat fresh, make homemade goods, source from local bakeries etc) and replace your toiletries & cosmetics. This bit is harder – you need to do some research and whilst you’re at it, source them plastic free! This part in particular is understandably difficult for a lot of people as it is more expensive and therefore not accessible. A better eco option of the oil replacement does need to happen to accommodate this.
August 27, 2019