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Palm oil is oil from the fruit of certain palms, especially the West African oil palm. In total, 50 million tons of palm oil is produced annually, supplying over 30% of the world's vegetable oil production. This single vegetable oil is found in approximately 40-50% of household products in countries such as United States, Canada, Australia and England. Palm oil can be present in a wide variety of products, including: baked goods, confectionery, shampoo, cosmetics, cleaning agents, washing detergents and toothpaste. The survival of orangutans is affected by palm oil. Orangutan habitat and food sources are being destroyed to make way for palm oil plantations. The orangutans will not be able to survive if this continues. Not buying items that contain palm oil will pressure manufacturers to stop using palm oil because they will lose money otherwise. Taking this pledge will ensure that the orangutans don't continue to be endangered for palm oil.