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Iceland "Rang Tan" Plush Toy £5 with profits going to charity - there is also a £30 huge version !

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Iceland have a plush toy for £5 (or a huge one for £30) with profits going to International Animal Rescue .. on the back of their now banned Christmas advert !
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Iceland has currently Get £6 off your first £45+ shop , and the referrer gets £6 off a £60+ spend campaign, if you want to use it you can do so from this .

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  1. GemandJake's avatar
    Well done to Iceland. Their campaign and advert was amazing. Let's hope others follow
  2. plebbygiraffe's avatar
    philhib196416/11/2018 10:01

    Add is brilliant and cannot really understand why it's been banned when …Add is brilliant and cannot really understand why it's been banned when there are far worse adverts on TV. Well done Iceland.


    It hasn't been banned.

    It is a publicity stunt, and it worked.

    The advertising watchdog covers all forms of advertising. TV, radio, newspaper, online, wherever it can be found. So they couldn't therefore put the advert on their website (which they have) as it would be falling foul of the same rules.

    Instead what has happened is they showed it to a consultancy who advises companies on advertising and what possible rules may be being broken in their adverts. That consultancy said it may be concieved as being political. They do not have the power to ban an advert. Only the ASA does.
  3. deleted1293960's avatar
    Upvoted for the message they are trying to send.

    I hate palm oil, and what it's use is doing to the rain forest.

    Come on the rest of you food retailers!!
  4. Pinksparkles1973's avatar
    All my little nephews are getting a Rangtan for Christmas now..... whether they want one or not!
  5. Pinksparkles1973's avatar
    I wasn't aware of this awful situation until all this about their banned ad, watched the ad and cannot believe why on earth it has been banned??.... people need to see this ad and know what is going on and the devastation this palm oil business is causing!
    Heat O.P and heat Iceland!
  6. coldpop's avatar
    Excellent of Iceland to remove palm oil from their own products, but they really need to stop selling any products containing it. Things like Nutella are full of palm oil.
  7. Cherrypopper's avatar
    Well done Iceland, heat
    Amazing that their advert is banned and John Lewis is approved
  8. DKLS's avatar
    Needs banning just for the mispronuncation of orangutan.

    The only applause should be for Iceland's marketing team for style over substance, Iceland still stock hundreds of SKUs that contain palm oil. it's meaningless rhetoric that works so well with certain audiences.
  9. sashahook's avatar
    Brilliant Iceland
  10. yangbumm's avatar
    DKLS16/11/2018 17:29

    Needs banning just for the mispronuncation of orangutan. The only applause …Needs banning just for the mispronuncation of orangutan. The only applause should be for Iceland's marketing team for style over substance, Iceland still stock hundreds of SKUs that contain palm oil. it's meaningless rhetoric that works so well with certain audiences.


    They are making all their own brand products palm oil free and making awareness of the effects of palm oil on the environment. They can’t really stop selling many branded products that contain as this would be business suicide for them.
  11. pateo's avatar
    Sign petition to get TV ad back.
    https://w…mas
  12. deleted1293960's avatar
    coldpop16/11/2018 10:09

    Excellent of Iceland to remove palm oil from their own products, but they …Excellent of Iceland to remove palm oil from their own products, but they really need to stop selling any products containing it. Things like Nutella are full of palm oil.



    Agreed, but you have to start somewhere, and they have started it where people are always told to start it - at home (their own products).

    Palm oil is a cheap and nasty substitute, over the years I have always been able to tell when a brand has introduced P.O, as the taste of the food degrades A LOT.
  13. dunno's avatar
    Pinksparkles197316/11/2018 10:15

    I actually get Aldi's "Nutoka" can't tell the difference..... just …I actually get Aldi's "Nutoka" can't tell the difference..... just checked the jar and it says certified sustainable palm oil?..... so is this still a no no? :/ I couldn't eat it if I knew orangutans were at risk!!


    You could try this -36115293-H8Hnq.jpgIt isn't cheap, though

  14. philhib1964's avatar
    Add is brilliant and cannot really understand why it's been banned when there are far worse adverts on TV. Well done Iceland.
  15. Pinksparkles1973's avatar
    coldpop16/11/2018 10:09

    Excellent of Iceland to remove palm oil from their own products, but they …Excellent of Iceland to remove palm oil from their own products, but they really need to stop selling any products containing it. Things like Nutella are full of palm oil.


    Nutella??..... "Nooooooooo!"
    It was on my shopping list, Son loves it..... duly crossed off! Ta for heads up! xx
  16. cuffbertt's avatar
    It wasn't banned. An advisory body which does not have the power to ban adverts stated that they believed the advertisement would breach advertisement laws if it was broadcast.

    This wasn't because of the content of the advert, it was because it was originally produced by Greenpeace before it was taken on by Iceland. Greenpeace are an activist group who are considered to be political, and political adverts are not allowed in the UK.

    Basically, a non regulatory body said that the advert would likely break the law as it was produced by a political group. That's it.

    I'm against the use of palm oil like everyone else, and I also thought the advert was superb, but lets at least get the facts right.
  17. bonzobanana's avatar
    DKLS1 h, 48 m ago

    Needs banning just for the mispronuncation of orangutan. The only applause …Needs banning just for the mispronuncation of orangutan. The only applause should be for Iceland's marketing team for style over substance, Iceland still stock hundreds of SKUs that contain palm oil. it's meaningless rhetoric that works so well with certain audiences.


    That seems very unfair. They have started with their own brand products which I guess generally wouldn't have as much loyalty. It would be commercial suicide to ban popular products that many of their customers expect to find when they shop there. It's very difficult for a company to make a moral stand and I applaud Iceland for what they are doing. It's not perfect but its in the right direction. I hope they provide palm oil free options for all products they sell in store so people don't have to buy any products with palm oil in.

    Very beautiful, moving and brilliantly conceived advert that is definitely in the spirit of Christmas.
  18. steve123uk's avatar
    Yet they still continue to sell products with Palm Oil. Only thier own brand doesn't have it. If they were so concerned, they would stop all together.

    It also wasn't banned for the content as such, it's because it is linked to Greenpeace and they cannot allow any adverts on TV from the group.
  19. herrbz's avatar
    plebbygiraffe16/11/2018 10:17

    It hasn't been banned.It is a publicity stunt, and it worked.The …It hasn't been banned.It is a publicity stunt, and it worked.The advertising watchdog covers all forms of advertising. TV, radio, newspaper, online, wherever it can be found. So they couldn't therefore put the advert on their website (which they have) as it would be falling foul of the same rules.Instead what has happened is they showed it to a consultancy who advises companies on advertising and what possible rules may be being broken in their adverts. That consultancy said it may be concieved as being political. They do not have the power to ban an advert. Only the ASA does.


    Agreed. It was excellent marketing. Made even funnier by the fact that Iceland's main trade is frozen meat, which accounts for over 5x the amount of deforestation than palm oil.

    Obviously it's better to do something than nothing, but if people really cared about orangutans, they'd ditch meat for something more sustainable.
  20. coldpop's avatar
    Pinksparkles197316/11/2018 10:11

    Nutella??..... "Nooooooooo!" It was on my shopping list, Son loves …Nutella??..... "Nooooooooo!" It was on my shopping list, Son loves it..... duly crossed off! Ta for heads up! xx


    Many moons ago, I used to eat it straight from the jar with a spoon! They could easily make it without palm oil, but it’d cost them more. It’s delicious, but not worth making Orangutans homeless for.
  21. steveking198's avatar
    plebbygiraffe8 h, 59 m ago

    It hasn't been banned.It is a publicity stunt, and it worked.The …It hasn't been banned.It is a publicity stunt, and it worked.The advertising watchdog covers all forms of advertising. TV, radio, newspaper, online, wherever it can be found. So they couldn't therefore put the advert on their website (which they have) as it would be falling foul of the same rules.Instead what has happened is they showed it to a consultancy who advises companies on advertising and what possible rules may be being broken in their adverts. That consultancy said it may be concieved as being political. They do not have the power to ban an advert. Only the ASA does.


    Either way it's spread huge awareness about something that most people didn't know about which should be applauded
  22. jimthehorsegod's avatar
    rnem17016/11/2018 19:15

    What folks should do is to share on social media that they are boycotting …What folks should do is to share on social media that they are boycotting nutella because they use palm oil - share it with everyone. when it gets x million views and shares, the company will do something and change the recipe. One store doing something won't make a difference.


    X million votes won't make a difference either if, as is generally the case, the actual boycott doesn't materialise.

    Explain to me how Philip Green can be such a widely known scumbag yet Topshop and the rest of the Arcadia empire continues to reap sales?

    If people were a tenth as principled as they pretend to be on the internet perhaps the world could be a better place.
  23. xp2500's avatar
    I need it
    Thanks OP ... will prob also get some as gifts.
  24. coldpop's avatar
    Pinksparkles197316/11/2018 10:18

    That is me and my son!! It just wouldn't taste the same and my … That is me and my son!! It just wouldn't taste the same and my conscience would never forgive me if I continued to buy and more or less agree with palm oil process being ok!


    Plus, palm oil can transport cancer cells around the body. It doesn’t cause cancer, but if it developed, the palm oil spreads it and makes it more difficult to treat. So there’s another reason to ditch it.
  25. philhib1964's avatar
    plebbygiraffe2 h, 57 m ago

    It hasn't been banned.It is a publicity stunt, and it worked.The …It hasn't been banned.It is a publicity stunt, and it worked.The advertising watchdog covers all forms of advertising. TV, radio, newspaper, online, wherever it can be found. So they couldn't therefore put the advert on their website (which they have) as it would be falling foul of the same rules.Instead what has happened is they showed it to a consultancy who advises companies on advertising and what possible rules may be being broken in their adverts. That consultancy said it may be concieved as being political. They do not have the power to ban an advert. Only the ASA does.


    So in layman's term it's been banned then? Thanks for the info though I now feel better informed however, it's still sad it's not on TV and being shown to a wider audience.
  26. MEGAONE's avatar
    Fantastic.
  27. coldpop's avatar
    postmang16th Nov 2018

    They have changed the recipe to a less critical ingredients.

    36113717-aYEWn.jpg
    Doesn’t look like it, this was in Aldi today.

  28. Pinksparkles1973's avatar
    ZahrinAdwa12 m ago

    [Image] Are you going to stop using all of these products too or just make …[Image] Are you going to stop using all of these products too or just make one gesture with Nutella?


    Well now I'm heads up on this awful palm oil stuff and it's process, yes I shall be making a very conscious effort to not buy products that contain it.... that ok with you?!
  29. Begize's avatar
    plebbygiraffe16/11/2018 10:17

    It hasn't been banned.It is a publicity stunt, and it worked.The …It hasn't been banned.It is a publicity stunt, and it worked.The advertising watchdog covers all forms of advertising. TV, radio, newspaper, online, wherever it can be found. So they couldn't therefore put the advert on their website (which they have) as it would be falling foul of the same rules.Instead what has happened is they showed it to a consultancy who advises companies on advertising and what possible rules may be being broken in their adverts. That consultancy said it may be concieved as being political. They do not have the power to ban an advert. Only the ASA does.



    Absolutely correct.

    They have taken what was an openly political Greenpeace film, and, with their permission, removed the Greenpeace branding and inserted their own in the hope something like this would happen.

    Yes, I applaud the sentiment of banning palm oil and the fact this has brought it to the attention of the public but, lets make no bones about this, this is a deliberate and, some would say, cynical ploy by Iceland's marketing team to play the British public and make them seem suddenly ethical. They knew this would happen and it would get them free advertising,

    For them to suddenly start selling cuddly toys on the back of it smacks of even more cynical cashing in, despite the donations to charity.
  30. nataliehardcastle1's avatar
    Having been to Thailand and the elephant orphanage there that is only there due to the use of palm Oil and how it's destroyed there natural habitat I'm with Iceland and nope I done use or eat any product that uses palm oil . well done Iceland for finally getting the message out there
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    cato4eva1 h, 30 m ago

    Are they in store


    Yes in store only at the moment.
    They arrived yesterday.
  33. Pinksparkles1973's avatar
    dunno39 m ago

    You could try this -[Image] It isn't cheap, though


    Ooooh thank you very much, much appreciated!
    I shall buy that instead and enjoy it knowing I am not killing beautiful animals in the process! xx
  34. themachman's avatar
    Brilliant ad

  35. rnem170's avatar
    What folks should do is to share on social media that they are boycotting nutella because they use palm oil - share it with everyone. when it gets x million views and shares, the company will do something and change the recipe. One store doing something won't make a difference.
  36. Ashe's avatar
    Wondering how many people signing the petition have actually considered the potential harm of relaxing the limits on political advertising.
  37. deleted156536's avatar
    Wondering what is political about it? Is it anymore political than an amnesty or even a pudsey bear commercial? I understand that business is different from charity but the rules should be the same. Unless the ad is factually incorrect then it should stand.
  38. loopie's avatar
    Replant the forest and put a protection order on it, can't believe they can just destroy a forest and the animals just like that for palm oil, we have loads of oils sunflower, mustard, rape oil, olive oil etc.

    We need the earth's forests to suck up co2 and to provide a home for rare animals and insects.
  39. plebbygiraffe's avatar
    loopie17/11/2018 08:54

    Replant the forest and put a protection order on it, can't believe they …Replant the forest and put a protection order on it, can't believe they can just destroy a forest and the animals just like that for palm oil, we have loads of oils sunflower, mustard, rape oil, olive oil etc.We need the earth's forests to suck up co2 and to provide a home for rare animals and insects.


    Alternatives such as those you list, and others such as soy etc, use up far more land to get the same amount of oil compared to palm. That's why palm has been growing so much. Farmers get more value in their land and manufacturers get a cheaper oil.

    In fact if you compare to rapeseed, palm oil will yield 4.5x as much oil per hectare, all whilst using 30% less energy to do it - and also much less fertiliser.

    So yes, let us all switch to that.
  40. Pinksparkles1973's avatar
    coldpop16/11/2018 10:16

    Many moons ago, I used to eat it straight from the jar with a spoon! They …Many moons ago, I used to eat it straight from the jar with a spoon! They could easily make it without palm oil, but it’d cost them more. It’s delicious, but not worth making Orangutans homeless for.


    That is me and my son!!
    It just wouldn't taste the same and my conscience would never forgive me if I continued to buy and more or less agree with palm oil process being ok!
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