Chester has just become the world’s first city to exclusively source all of their daily goods from sustainable palm oil suppliers.
More than 50 schools, businesses, restaurants, and businesses in the England city of Chester have revolutionised their supply chains and committed to sourcing their palm oil products from 100% sustainable sources.
Chester achieved the transformation thanks to a long-running campaign that was led by conservationists at the Chester Zoo.
Chester Zoo developed an entire “Sustainable Palm Oil City” model based on a framework created by the Sustainable Fish Cities project.
In addition to the campaign receiving dozens of endorsements from conservation groups and wildlife organisations, Chester’s success is expected to inspire other cities and regions to follow their example.
Palm oil is used in thousands of household products, food items, cleaning materials, and cosmetics. Palm oil has been linked to deforestation, the loss of indigenous peoples habitats, dangerous sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and the destruction of wildlife habitats.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about sustainable lifestyle and green living for publications, and offers content services to planet-friendly businesses. Find out more at Rosamedea.com