Last updated: February 2017
We spend about £1 billion a year on cleaning products, with supermarket shelves and kitchen cupboards dominated by products from multinational giants.
However, many of the ethical issues in this industry are often hidden; toxic chemicals, animal testing and the use of palm oil. See our article 'Problem with Palm Oil' which is in our Cosmetics special report.
For detailed information on toxic chemicals, animal testing as well as actions for consumers and DIY methods, click on the links below.