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What to buy and who to buy from to boycott Amazon

Includes guides to:

  • Ethical Online Retailers,
  • Book Retailers,
  • Tablets & E-readers,
  • Streaming Services

Features on: Online shopping vs the high street, Our 2018 manifesto

Issue 175 (Nov/Dec 2018) now in print and online.

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  • online shopping
    In this Ethical Consumer product guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 24 ethical online retailers. This guide is part of our Amazon alternatives series, which help consumers avoid the companies that aren't paying a fair rate of tax.
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  • bookshop
    In this product guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 24 booksellers. We also look at our Amazon boycott, e-books, and Authors' royalties, as well as giving our recommended buys.
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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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We have joined forces with Viva! and Animal Aid to encourage consumers to ditch dairy in a protest against the 2018 badger cull, which started Monday 10th September. 

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Being an ethical consumer can be simple. It doesn't take much effort just a little bit of knowledge. Many high street shops stock some ethical products while some high street brands are going the extra mile with their ethical practices.

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Listed below are five of the lowest ranking companies across our product guides.  All these companies score poorly across our rating system for failing to address issues including human rights, animal rights and environmental concerns. 

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