This originated with me sending regular emails to my close friends and family on environmental issues and changes which could ‘green’ their lifestyle. The group has unintentionally grown quickly as friends of friends ask to join. The EcoEmails don’t always give people an easy solution to a problem but try to make them aware that every decision they make has environmental and sustainability consequences. If you would like to join pls email me at

Dove April 25, 2008

Filed under: Protest,Shopping — ecoemails @ 6:38 pm
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Ok if you have a couple of spare mins:

First watch this video by Dove (1min 18 sec)
Then this video by Greenpeace (1 min 27sec)

If you don’t have time to watch the videos
The basic message is that the Indonesian rain forest is being cut down and replaced with palm oil plantations.
Palm oil is used in billions of products… one of which is Dove.


Trying to boycott palm oil is pretty impossible… but pushing Unilever to commit to ‘sustainable’ palm oil (or less destructive) would be a good thing…


I sent an email to Dove saying: “Since watching the greenpeace video I will no longer use Dove products… please stop using Palm Oil so I can return to your moisturizer and shower cream!”. If you wanted to send a similar email their email address is:


2 Responses to “Dove”

  1. helen hamilton Says:

    I am horrified to hear that my favourite soap is manufactured from palm oil which is produced from trees grown in cleared rainforest areas. I will no longer be purchasing unileaver products until they follow nestles example
    helen hamilton

  2. helen hamilton Says:

    woops! will now send to unileaver

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