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The latest magazine includes guides to:

  • Batteries
  • Broadband
  • Email Providers
  • Cameras
  • TVs
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Feature on: Which countries are on our new list of oppressive regimes?

Issue 182 (Jan/Feb 2020) now in print and online.

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    In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 13 rechargeable and non-rechargeable battery brands. We also look at toxic pollution, recycling old batteries and give our Best Buys and recommended buys.
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  • broadband
    We investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental records of 13 broadband providers. We give our Best Buy recommendations and take a closer look at tax avoidance.
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