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Palm Oil

Globally the deforestation of tropical rain forests is a major contributor to climate change, as felled and burned trees and vegetation release methane and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Recently the palm oil expansion has been on Indonesian and Malaysian peat swamps and when they are cleared and drained they release enormous amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Up to 66% of all climate change emmisssions from palm oil plantations come from the 17% of plantations on carbon-rich peat soils.

The effects of clearing and production of palm oil causes more than just degradation of the land & elimination of critical habitat for endangered species but also for local people who are robbed of their land and livelihoods, and deprives them of essential ecosystem services like clean water and fertile soils.

Smoke haze and fires make it hazardous for those living close and further afield as the smoke haze spreads.

Over 90% of orangutan habitat has been destroyed in the last 20 years.

Other megafuana that suffer as a result of palm oil development include species like the Sumatran Tiger, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Sun Bear, Pygmy Elephant, Clouded Leopard & Proboscis Monkey. Road networks that are constructed to allow palm oil plantation workers and equipment access to the forest also increase accessability of these areas to poachers that are looking for these valuable animals.

Palm oil is native to west Africa and production was considered small scale but the degradation and despoiling of Indonesia & Malaysia have investors flocking to west Africa to secure land for rival plantations.

Large scale palm oil plantations in Africa are already causing serious environmental and social impacts in some countries, resulting in loss of community rights over territories.

Logistics Status & Pricing Update | 8th Feb 2022

Further to the previous logistics update, the spread of omicron variant continues to play havoc with many courier drivers, warehouse staff, forklift drivers, container unpack crews and administrators across the country.

To make logistics even more difficulty the East-West rail line is closed due to significant flooding including to both the Eyre and Stuart Highways, South Australia.

Please allow (at least) an extra 14 business days on top of your estimated date for arrival.

envirocare earth has always worked our best to minimise delivery costs but as a result of the ongoing issues affecting logistics all online orders will now attract a delivery charge.

FLAT RATES -  WA $15.00, INTERSTATE $20.00.

We encourage you to order in bulk; saving on product, delivery and helping the environment.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated and we hope that normality can return soon.

envirocare earth

Omicron Logistics Status Update | 12th Jan 22

The rapid spread of the Omicron variant has further impacted the logistics industry. This includes many courier drivers, warehouse staff, forklift drivers, container unpack crews and administrators.

Due to the widespread impact of Omicron infections, our partnered carriers across the network are experiencing both a surge in parcel deliveries and major disruptions to their delivery services. With a significant number of people in self-isolation in accordance with state regulations and public health orders, delivery delays are expected across the network due to driver shortages, depots experiencing temporary closures and/or operating with significantly reduced staff.

This has also created some lags in tracking details being updated on carrier websites.

Please allow (at least) an extra 14 business days on top of your estimated date for arrival.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated.

envirocare earth