Latest news about ethical consumerism


Barclays bicycles rebranded by anti-arms trade activists

Aug 4

Written by:
04/08/2010 13:24  RssIcon

Spanner in the works for Barclays Cycle Hire

As Transport for London was gearing up for the launch of its “Barclays Cycle Hire” scheme on 30th July, some protesters sought to put a bit of a spanner in the publicity works. 

Anti-arms trade activists worked overnight to cover London's new Barclays Bikes with stickers highlighting the bank's involvement in the global arms trade, according to a report on Indymedia.

Almost 4,000 stickers, in the same shade of blue and in the same font as the Barclays branding, were reportedly placed on bikes across the city the night before the high profile launch.

Messages included:

Barclays “Invests in cluster bombs. Offers loans for new limbs”
“£20m investment in bikes. £7300m investment in bombs”
“Funding depleted uranium birth defects in Iraq”




Full News Archive


Ethical news archive going back to July 2009.

Read More

Ethical Consumer Blog

Victory for UNIQLO garment workers

  • 13/01/2017 13:34

Fashion retailer announces it will make its supply chain public

Ethical Consumer Blog

New Rating Categories at Ethical Consumer

  • 11/01/2017 17:56

Palm oil and controversial technologies in the spotlight

Ethical Consumer Blog

#FightFastFashion campaign

  • 09/01/2017 09:46

This year ditch the high street and help us in the fight against fast fashion

Ethical Consumer Blog

Hopes for 2017

  • 06/01/2017 13:42

The team at Ethical Consumer share their hopes for the new year

Ethical Consumer Blog

Value of UK Ethical Market Grows to Double that of Tobacco

  • 05/01/2017 10:52

Latest Ethical Consumer markets report shows steady growth