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The latest magazine includes guides to:

  • Mobile Phones & Networks
  • Laptops and 2-in-1 laptops
  • Desktop computers

Feature on: Which brands are linked to the Amazon fires?

Issue 181 (Nov/Dec 2019) now in print and online.

 

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  • mobile phone
    In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 15 mobile phone brands. We investigate one of the defining products of our era: the mobile phone. We also give our Best Buy recommendations and look at company approaches to conflict minerals and toxic chemicals.
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  • laptops
    In this ethical shopping guide, we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental records of 18 laptop brands We also look at human rights abuses in cobalt mines, the use of toxic chemicals, shine a spotlight on Huawei and give our recommended buys.
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