Boycott Nestle’s Products! Greenpeace Campaigns to Save Indonesia’s Rainforests
Nestle’s KitKat jingles have embedded it into our brains that if we want a break, we need a piece of one of their candy bars. But what if that break is a product of environmental destruction? Do we really need it then? According to Greenpeace, no, we really don’t.
Why? The palm oil used in the candy bars (and other Nestle products) comes from companies that are destroying Indonesia’s rainforests. This includes threatening locals and pushing orangutans closer to extinction. Earlier this week, over 100 protesters went to Nestle’s European headquarters, as well as factories in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands, calling for workers to stop using palm oil that comes from forest destruction. Some of the protesters went as far as dressing up in orangutan costumes to really try and get their point across.
So, what can you do about all of this? Well, first of all, boycott Nestle’s products! Do not buy a single drink, piece of candy, or anything else manufactured or labeled by this company. Also, check out the Greenpeace Nestle’s Killer Campaign website to find out how to take action. They also have a rather interesting video displayed that makes a mockery of the KitKat commercials, while highlighting the serious problem the orangutans face.
By Heidi Marshall