Starbucks: Stop selling baked goods containing unsustainable palm oil!
  • Petitioned Howard Schultz

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Starbucks, CEO
Howard Schultz
Executive VP, Public Relations
Vivek Varma
Chief Financial Officer
Troy Alstead
Group president, Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Teavana
Cliff Burrows
president, Starbucks China and Asia-Pacific
Jeff Hansberry

Starbucks: Stop selling baked goods containing unsustainable palm oil!

    1. Paula Pebsworth
    2. Petition by

      Paula Pebsworth

      New Braunfels, TX

Save Wildlife—Pass on Starbucks Pastries

Over 50,000 orangutans have already died as a result of deforestation due to palm oil production in the last two decades. The majority of palm oil production – 80% – occurs in Indonesia and Malaysia, where roughly 50% of the original forest cover has been replaced with palm oil plantations, leading to the quickest declines in biodiversity anywhere on the globe. Each hour an area the size of 300 football fields of rainforest is cleared for the production of palm oil. Some companies have switched to a sustainable source, however, WWF says only half of sustainably produced palm oil is currently being bought. Why is Starbucks continuing to use an unsustainable source in its baked goods, which is contributing to loss of orangutan and elephant habitat? If you love orangutans and elephants more than pastries, then pass on the pastries until Starbucks changes their recipes to exclude palm oil or at the very least uses a sustainable source. Decimation of the rainforest is catastrophic for people, animals, plants, and, in particular, orangutans and elephants. So . . . please sign this petition and pass on the pastries. 

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    • ROBIN BANK SAN CLEMENTE, CA
      • 3 months ago

      palm oil is causing deforestation and loss of habitat in fragile ecosystems. NOT what Starbucks should be a part of.

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    • Paolo Boggia ITALY
      • 3 months ago

      rispettare l'ambiente e salvaguardare la propria salute

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      • 3 months ago

      E'importante per salvaguardare il nostro pianeta

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    • Rebecca Crate PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • 3 months ago

      in addition to the environmental concerns, I am allergic to palm oil

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    • rebecca booy ESHER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      Primate Genacide

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