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The latest magazine includes guides to:

  • Over-the-counter Medicines
  • Toilet Paper
  • Menstrual Products
  • Nappies

Feature on: Should we boycott Boots The Chemist?

 

Issue 179 (July/August 2019) now in print and online.

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  • Image: pink pills drugs in packets
    In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 71 over-the-counter medicine brands, like painkillers and cough and cold remedies. We also look at animal testing and tax avoidance, shine a spotlight on the ethics of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and give our recommended buys.
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  • Photo: rolls of toilet paper
    In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 27 toilet paper brands. We also look at deforestation, bleach and toxic chemicals, recycled paper, bamboo paper, FSC labelling and give our recommended buys. 
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