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We are an independent, not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder co-operative with open membership, based in Manchester.

We provide all the tools and resources you need to make choices at the checkout simple, informed and effective.

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Tea & Coffee Special

Includes guides to:

  • Ground coffee & beans
  • Instant coffee
  • Pods for coffee machines
  • Coffee Shops
  • Black & green tea
  • Herbal, fruit & rooibos tea

Features on: Plastic in teabags, Disposable coffee cups

Issue 176 (Jan/Feb 2019) now in print and online.

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    In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 15 coffee shop chains. We also look at tax dodging, Fairtrade, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Starbucks and give our recommended buys.
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  • Tea

    Image: Tea
    In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 47 tea brands. We also look at certification schemes, workers' rights and shine a spotlight on the ethics of Unilever and give our recommended buys.
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Learn how to use your money to help people and planet with our personal finance guides.

In them we rate and rank over 100 banking and investment brands in 12 product categories helping you make the most out of your money.

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