palm oil

With air pollution in Singapore sinking to the worst level ever recorded because of pervasive forest fires in the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the blame game is in full swing.

Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore‘s environment minister, has called for “urgent and definitive action” by Indonesia, saying that “Singaporeans have lost patience, and are understandably angry, distressed and concerned”. But with accusations flying, who is really at fault? Read more

By Mark Tay

If you’re concerned about the environmental impact of baths vs showers, it might also be worth looking at what’s in your shampoo or bath soap. What about the palm oil?

Sustainable palm oil is the big new thing in the industry as producers are gradually certifying their plantations and processes to reduce their carbon footprints. Read more