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The latest magazine includes guides to:

  • Laundry detergent
  • Washing-up liquid
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Washing machines
  • Dishwashers

Feature on: the carbon ranking of coffee shops

Issue 191 (July/Aug 2021) now in print and online.

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    Ethical and environmental rankings for 29 laundry washing powders and laundry detergents. Finding an eco-friendly laundry detergent, vegan or cruelty free laundry detergent. We look at animal testing, packaging, plastics, chemicals, palm oil, highlight the ethics of Smol and give our recommended buys.
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    Finding an eco-friendly washing machine, with ethical and environmental rankings for 33 washing machine brands. We look at sustainability, energy efficiency and reduction, emissions, saving water, and recycling your washing machine. With our recommended buys.
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Simple to use ethical shopping guides for more than 100 products and services. From baked beans to broadband, washing machines to wine, we've got it covered. 

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