Ethical Consumer Magazine

Ethical Consumer Magazine is an indispensable read for any independent thinker.

Each issue features detailed product guides, news of ethical products and campaigns, in-depth features, opinion, comment, boycott updates, readers' letters, and much more. Discover the truth behind the products we buy and the companies we buy them from.

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Issue 174 (Sept/Oct 2018)

Transport Special

Guides to:

  • Bicycles & Electric bikes,
  • Cars, pure electric cars & plug-in hybrids.
  • Restaurants

Features:

  • What is a regenerative business?
  • Badger cull campaign latest

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Ethical Consumer magazine is printed on chlorine-free, 100% post-consumer waste paper sourced from Paperback. It is printed locally by Rap Spiderweb using vegetable-based inks. Our envelopes are also 100% post-consumer recycled paper.

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