I was originally vegetarian (of a vegetarian family). Then, by 2002, I shamefully betrayed it and for nearly a decade, had been a bloody carnist, until went back to being vegetarian at 2012 and fully Vegan, by 2015. I am VERY Judgmental by nature, but I never ask of anyone, more than I ask of myself; I completely despise the person I had been during the first decade of this century, and if I could go back in time, I would hit him (past me) REAL brutally. While I had not cared about Animals, I did buy some stuff from wool, and even leather. But from ALL my leather-stuff, I got rid within six months after going back to vegetarianism – and, within a year after going fully Vegan, I got rid of ALL the stuff made from wool, including some things I truly liked a lot. I understand, in case of something from someone close who passed away, there IS an exception, essentially and this is obvious!! But, otherwise, it is impossible to keep on holding to such stuff… Now, as for that "food-waste" excuse – in my opinion, it is a TRULY lame one; I mean, there ARE so many Cats and dogs and rats and lots of other house/back-yard Animals, who would LOVE to receive this stuff!! So, NO LEGITIMACY WHATSOEVER, to give it to ANY human… as ALL HUMANS MUST BE VEGAN, PERIOD!! It is THIS simple. This is also what I always say, when "vegans" try the excuse of "the restaurant-kitchen didn't understand and gave me dairy, so I ate it"… just give it to the first hungry Cat you'll meet, instead; they will appreciate it!! And – OF COURSE it takes time. I was trying to go Vegan from 2011, at least, but I cannot POSSIBLY say that I was Vegan since 2011… 🙂 ONLY when I FINALLY succeeded in becoming TOTALLY Vegan, that is when the counting starts. 🙂 And, as for palm-oil – well, it IS Vegan; the problems with it, are Environmental (maintaining the Forests) and Social (anti workers-abuse – no matter which ape these workers might be, whether they'd be humans or any other type of apes) = both HUGELY Important issues, no doubt there, but not Vegan per se.