To: The Bank of England

Don’t use palm oil in banknotes

Don’t use palm oil in banknotes

Don’t use palm oil in any new banknotes. Please use coconut oil, or any other more sustainable oil in producing your banknotes.

Why is this important?

The Bank of England is weighing up whether to use palm oil or coconut oil in their new banknotes.

Palm oil plantations are currently a leading cause of rainforest destruction, destroying the homes of endangered Orangutans who are treated like pests and killed to aid the palm oil industry.

The Bank of England faces a simple decision, to use destructive palm oil, or opt for a more sustainable alternative such as coconut oil. This decision could have a ripple effect in other countries too as they follow suit and produce new types of bank notes.


Reasons for signing

  • Let's think about actual ethics in endangering animals whilst making banknotes vegetarian for those who feel it's cruel to use cow fat in bank notes....seems ironic to me.
  • Palm oil, is toxic to animals and is destroying the planet. Who on earth thought that this was a good ideal?
  • No need to use destructive palm oil, opt for a more sustainable alternative such as coconut oil.

Updates

2017-04-03 16:34:03 +0100

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2017-03-31 19:17:34 +0100

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2017-03-31 07:48:08 +0100

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2017-03-30 14:35:36 +0100

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2017-03-30 13:22:06 +0100

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2017-03-30 12:44:45 +0100

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2017-03-30 12:40:09 +0100

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2017-03-30 12:37:19 +0100

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2017-03-30 12:34:57 +0100

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