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The latest magazine includes guides to:

  • Soap
  • Shower gel
  • Shampoo
  • Sunscreen

Feature on: How is Covid-19 affecting workers' rights?

Issue 184 (May/June 2020) now in print and online.

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    In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 58 brands of soap bars, liquid soaps and handwash.  We look at whether bars or liquids are more environmentally friendly, vegan and cruelty-free soaps, organic soaps, palm oil, plastics, which brands contain toxic chemicals, and give our recommended buys.
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  • Image: Shampoo brands
    How to find an eco-friendly, cruelty free or vegan brand of shampoo. In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 77 brands of shampoo We also look at tax avoidance, palm oil, 'no poo' alternatives and give our recommended buys.
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