If Halloween scares you, try living as an orangutan in your shrinking rainforest habitat in Borneo. Orangutans are rapidly losing habitat to palm oil workers who burn down Bornean rainforest to make room for the growing palm oil industry. Much of the resulting oil is shipped to the US for use in such ‘innocent’ products as Reese’s Pieces, Starburst, and Hershey’s Kisses. So before you buy your Halloween candy, check the label or use the PalmSmart barcode scanner to create your own orangutan-friendly Halloween campaign.
This issue reaches its peak at Halloween (also Valentine’s Day and Easter), when many customers visit stores to stock up on rainforest-destroying candy. However, you can avoid unsustainable candy- simply use the methods above! The Orangutan Gang has also created a video shoot in the grocery store, specifically for Halloween.