This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Rejected petition Stop the use of palm oil in the new £20 note

Palm oil is a product which is linked to deforestation and the destruction of key habitats, including rainforests. This is leading to the dispacement and loss of life for indigenous people and wildlife, such as orangutans. The change from using tallow to palm oil is not an acceptable alternative.

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