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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 200 (Jan/Feb 2023)

Shopping guides:

  • Current Accounts
  • Savings Accounts
  • Mortgages
  • Fossil Free Investment Funds

The magazine includes:

  • score tables rating and comparing the brands
  • Best Buy recommendations
  • which 'sustainable' investment funds are really sustainable
  • which bank is the biggest funder of oil and gas?
  • is your bank paying its directors excessive amounts?
  • which banks are funding arms manufacturers?
  • who's best for being transparent about who they lend to?
  • the gender and ethnicity pay gaps in the finance sector
  • what's so good about building societies and credit unions?
  • which is the best green mortgage?
  • the latest boycott news

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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.

Back issues

  • Issue 199

    Cover of back issue Issue 199

    Shopping guides: Laptops, Mobile Phones, Mobile Phone Networks, Broadband

    Feature: What progress have we made towards sustainable consumer lifestyles in the UK? - Special Climate Gap report

  • Issue 198

    Cover of back issue Issue 198

    Shopping guides: Vegan alternatives to meat, Plant Milk, Vegan Cheese

    Features: Universities spend millions with Amazon

  • Issue 197

    Cover of back issue Issue 197

    Shopping guides: Cars & Electric cars, Bicycles & e-bikes, Travel Booking companies

    Features: Is Big Oil serious about tackling climate change?

    The green transport hierarchy - which transport is best for the climate?

  • Issue 196

    Cover of back issue Issue 196

    Shopping guides: Coffee, Tea, Coffee Shops, Coffee Machines

    Features: Are net zero carbon claims worthless?

  • Issue 195

    Cover of back issue Issue 195

    Shopping guides: Outdoor gear, Sportswear, Jeans, Stocks & Shares ISAs

    Features: The state of the ethical market in the UK. Plus, ending forced labour in the Uyghur region.

  • Issue 194

    Cover of back issue Issue 194

    Shopping guides: Supermarkets, Butter & spreads, Biscuits, Eggs & egg replacers

    Features: Which consumer actions cut the most carbon. Plus, the campaign to Stop Funding Hate.

  • Issue 193

    Cover of back issue Issue 193

    Shopping guides: Booksellers, Ethical Online Retailers, Delivery Companies

    Features: Special new report on How to Close the Climate Gap. Plus, the campaign to stop funding climate deniers on Facebook.

  • Issue 192

    Cover of back issue Issue 192

    Shopping guides: Ethical Clothing, High Street Clothing

    Features: The carbon ranking of jeans companies, Solidarity with Myanmar, Advertisers boycott GB News

  • Issue 191

    Cover of back issue Issue 191

    Shopping guides: Laundry detergent, Washing-up liquid, Dishwasher detergent, Washing machines, Dishwashers

    Features: The carbon ranking of coffee shops

  • Issue 190

    Cover of back issue Issue 190

    Shopping guides: Fridges & Freezers, Cookers, Vacuum Cleaners, Beer & Lager

    Features: Should we boycott 'Made in China'?

    Plus, Airbnb and its use of corporate-sponsored grassroots lobbying

  • Issue 189

    Cover of back issue Issue 189

    Shopping guides: Electricity & gas Suppliers, Heat Pumps, Solar Thermal, Solar PV

    Features: Which binoculars are linked to hunting and the military? 

    Plus, the state of the UK ethical market

  • Issue 188

    Cover of back issue Issue 188

    Shopping guides: Chocolate, Perfume & Aftershave, Fruit Juice, Soft Drinks

    Feature: How to get Big Tech to pay taxes to help pandemic-hit society 

  • Issue 187

    Cover of back issue Issue 187

    Shopping guides: Mortgages, Ethical Pensions, Home Insurance, Car Insurance, Accounts for small businesses

    Feature: Which consumer companies are funding Donald Trump?

  • Issue 186

    Cover of back issue Issue 186

    Shopping guides: Current Accounts, Savings Accounts, Ethical Investment Funds

    Feature: Facebook advertisers' boycott

  • Issue 185

    Cover of back issue Issue 185

    Shopping guides: Video Conferencing, Ethical Online Retailers, Shoes, Trainers

    Feature: Why big tech must pay their fair share of tax to help post-COVID societies

  • Issue 184

    Cover of back issue Issue 184

    Shopping guides: Soap, Shower gel, Shampoo, Sunscreen

    Feature: How is Covid-19 affecting workers' right?