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Elephant deforestation threats

The Sumatran elephant the smallest of the Asian elephants, is critically endangered from illegal logging and habitat loss from huge palm oil plantations. Palm oil is used in hundreds of food and household products in the UK.

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Palm oil used in 'hundreds of UK products'

In the UK, most major food manufacturers use palm oil, normally labelled as "vegetable oil."

43 of the 100 most popular products in our supermarket shelves contain palm oil, according to Greenpeace. It is commonly found in the following:

  • Biscuits
  • Peanut butter
  • Cereals
  • Chocolate

Palm oil is also used in household objects, including:

  • Lipstick
  • Laundry detergent
  • Body lotion

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