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PAOV — As Canadian shoppers prepare for the holiday season, thousands will head to their local Costco and unknowingly purchase some of the store's many products that contain palm oil, the production of which is destroying rainforests and killing the animals that inhabit them — animals like orangutans, tigers, and elephants. If you think it's time for Costco to join the palm oil-free movement, add your name today.

Petitioning W. Craig Jelinek, CEO W. Craig Jelinek COSTCO: find an alternative to Palm Oil, Orangutans survival depend on it

Petition by Ashley Harris
White Rock, Canada


Sign now with a click Palm Oil is a cheap additive in many products we consume/use each day. These include but are not limited to; food, beauty products and biofuel.

COSTCO currently uses Palm Oil in some of their own Kirkland brand products. Because Costco has such a global market of consumers, people have the right to know the negative impact and devastation the consumption of Palm Oil is causing.

In Borneo there are rainforests that are being burned every second, so row upon row of palm plants can take their place. Animals such as Orangutans have to evacuate quickly to save their lives. This devastation leaves dead or injured, crying and orphaned baby Orangutans among other animals. In Borneo and Sumatra this biodiverse forest is the last place on earth where Tiger, Orangutan and Elephant still co exsist

Costco is a member of the "Roundtable on sustainable palm oil" although they can say they belong to this group, they have not taken action on major steps to use "sustainable" palm oil. There are many questions surrounding the reliability of "sustainable" palm oil.

We ask that Costco join the movement to totally end Palm Oil use. Palm Oil is often disguised with various names in products (please research these) and email manufacturers to stop using Palm Oil.

Join me in asking Costco to be the great company we know and love, in making the right move for the planet, by totally eliminating Palm Oil from their brand, and to use their buying power to inspire other manufacturers to do the same. Sign now with a click Visit petition page is proudly funded by people like you, PAOV. As a public benefit company, we rely on the generosity of ordinary people – rather than making money from government funding or annoying ads. Each contribution we receive means our small team right here in Canada can help Petition Starters win their campaigns. We believe in the voice of the people – that’s why we built a platform that is 100% independent and available for everyone to create the change they want to see.

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