This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Rejected petition Ban the Bank of England from using palm oil in new £20 notes.

On Thursday 30th March 2017, the Bank of England announced they are considering using palm oil in the making and production of new £20 notes.

The palm oil industry is linked to major issues such as deforestation, climate change and animal cruelty.

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The use of palm oil is meant to replace tallow - animal fat - after Vegans, Hindus and Sikhs objected to its use in the new £5 notes.

The WWF states: "Large areas of tropical forests and other ecosystems with high conservation values have been cleared to make room for vast monoculture oil palm plantations – destroying critical habitat for many endangered species, including rhinos, elephants and tigers."

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