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 184 (May/June 2020)
- Shower gel
The magazine includes:
- Best Buy recommendations
- which soap is the cleanest?
- why bars of soap are better than handwash or shower gel
- microplastics in toiletries
- going 'no poo'
- sunscreens - nanotechnology and coral bleaching
- how Covid-19 is affecting workers' rights
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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.
Shopping guides: Plant milk, Vegan cheese, Dairy milk, Bananas
Feature: How bad is meat and dairy for the climate?
Plus, dairy cheese and milk vs plant cheese and milk
Product guides: Batteries, Broadband, Cameras, TVs, Email Providers, Subscription TV
Feature: We update our list of oppressive regimes
Product guides: Mobile Phones, Mobile phone networks, Laptops, 2-in-1s, Desktop computers
Feature: Which brands are linked to the Amazon fires
Product guides: High St Clothes Shops, Ethical Clothes Shops, Jeans
Feature: Ethical Consumer is 30 years old!
Product guides: Over-the-counter Medicines, Toilet Paper, Menstrual Products, Nappies.
Feature: Should we boycott Boots The Chemist?
Product guides: Supermarkets, Cat & Dog Food, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Rapeseed & Sunflower Oil, Paint
Feature: Electricity and gas revisited
Product guides: Meat Alternatives, Furniture Shops, Coffee Makers, Innovative Finance ISAs
Feature: The plight of the migrant workers in southern Spain who grow veg for supermarkets
Tea & Coffee special: Ground coffee & beans, Instant coffee, Pods for coffee machines, Coffee Shops, Tea, Herbal, fruit & rooibos tea
Features: counting the cost of disposable coffee cups and plastic in teabags
Alternatives to Amazon guides: Ethical online retailers, Book retailers, Tablets and e-readers, Streaming services
Features: Online shopping vs the high street, our 2018 manifesto
Transport Special: Guides to Bicycles & Electric bikes, Cars, pure electric cars & plug-in hybrids.
Plus, guide to Restaurants
Features: What is a regenerative business? Plus, Badger cull campaign latest
Palm Oil Special
Product Guides to: Chocolate, Biscuits, Margarine, Spreads & Butter, Bread
Features: Lush Spring Prize, Our new tax havens list
Ethical Finance special: guides to current accounts, savings accounts, cash isas, app banks, ethical pensions, ethical investment funds, home insurance, car insurance
Feature: The Modern Slavery Act - are companies complying
Product Guides: Fridges & Freezers, Washing Machines, Cookers, ovens & hobs, Kettles
Features: Which cameras and binoculars are wildlife friendly
Product Guides to Fragrances, Underwear, Soft Drinks and Fruit Juice
Special Report: Carbon offset schemes
Product Guides: Milk, Plant milk, Bottled water, Beer & Lager
Feature: Companies House, Lush Spring Prize
Product Guides: High Street Clothes Shops, Ethical Clothes Shops, Jeans, Designer Brands
Features: Fairtrade gold