COVID-19 and Ethical Consumption

News, research, and shopping guides related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Product guides

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Booksellers

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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Ethical Broadband

We investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental records of 13 broadband providers.

We give our Best Buy recommendations and take a closer look at tax avoidance.

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Ethical Online Retailers

In this Ethical Consumer product guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 21 ethical online retailers.

This guide is part of our Amazon alternatives series, which helps consumers avoid the companies that aren't paying a fair rate of tax.

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Ethical Soap

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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Gas & Electricity

We investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 20 energy suppliers

The fuels that generate a supplier's electricity, biogas, green tariffs, renewable generation, energy prices, which companies back fracking, and our recommended buys.

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Household Cleaners

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 41 household cleaners.

We also look at animal testing, toxic chemicals, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Reckitt Benckiser and give our recommended buys.

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Over the counter medicines

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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Skincare

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 70 brands of skincare products

We also look at toxic chemicals, vegan and organic options, shine a spotlight on the ethics of L'Oreal and give our recommended buys.

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Streaming Services

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental records of 15 streaming services providers.

We give our Best Buy recommendations, reflect on changing viewer habits, advertising and conflict minerals.

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Subscription TV

In the guide we investigate, rank and rate the ethical and environmental record of 4 TV brands and give our recommended buy.

We also take a closer look at Virgin.

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Supermarkets

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 22 supermarkets.

We also look at an A-Z of policies from palm oil to cocoa production, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Unicorn wholefood grocery in Manchester and give our recommended buys. 

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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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Video Conferencing

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 21 video conferencing companies.

We also look at the climate impact of video calls, security and privacy, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Verizon and give our recommended buys. 

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