Save Orangutans Initiative
Rain forests deforestation is a serious issue, firstly because it destroys natural beauty which is also crucial for the global fight to limit the climate change, and secondly and most importantly, it destroys natural habitats of many species of animals. Some of the most affected are orangutans, by destroying their natural habitats, they are forced to starvation and left without protection, which makes them an easy target for poachers who capture orangutans for illegal pet trade. Their habitats are destroyed mainly for the purpose of replacing the area with palm oil plantations. Palm oil goes into many different products, even very simple ones like chocolate, ice cream or even tooth paste! The palm oil is the cheapest alternative compared to other oils used in products, for example vegetable oil, that’s why some companies use palm oil, to lower their costs of production as much as they can, either unaware what kind of harm it is doing or not caring for it.
Another opportunity to help the case, is to only buy paper and wood based products, certified by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). This certification means that the wood was taken from an area which is safe and not surrounded by animal habitats, and also it will not impact the soil underneath it and will allow for a steady regrowth of the trees. At Ecodek we only buy wood from PEFC and FSC certified sources, and the plastic used is from recycled materials. We ensure that ecodek® is an eco-friendly product, and so it’s it production, as manufacturing of ecodek® is a carbon negative process.
Orangutans are critically endangered species on a verge of extinction, and their numbers are going down rapidly, that’s why it is crucial to step in and do something. There are many charity organisations which raise funds to help Orangutans, if you would like to read more on the matter, or even if you would like to donate to help them out, Orangutans SOS is a great organisation which objective is to save orangutans and their natural habitats.
In order to raise awareness of this matter, we would like to encourage you to share this blog with your colleagues, friends and family. We will also pick one person from those who will re-share the blog shared on our social media and send them a small reward, which consists out of Orangutan SOS t-shirt, DVD “Losing Tomorrow”, which shows how deforestation impact inhabitants of the forests, a lovely natural soap and a colouring book,“The Orangutan Book” which is perfect for young children. Let’s not let orangutans go extinct!