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 191 (July/August 2021)
- Laundry detergent
- Washing-up liquid
- Dishwasher detergent
- Washing machines
The magazine includes:
- score tables rating and comparing the brands
- Best Buy recommendations
- which brands do refills and minimise plastic packaging
- which brands are vegan and cruelty free
- bottles vs pods vs tablets vs powder
- which washing machines are energy efficient
- are dishwasher machines better than handwashing in the sink?
- microfibres and washing your clothes
- comparing coffee shops on climate change
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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
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
Shopping guides: Chocolate, Perfume & Aftershave, Fruit Juice, Soft Drinks
Feature: How to get Big Tech to pay taxes to help pandemic-hit society
Shopping guides: Mortgages, Ethical Pensions, Home Insurance, Car Insurance, Accounts for small businesses
Feature: Which consumer companies are funding Donald Trump?
Shopping guides: Current Accounts, Savings Accounts, Ethical Investment Funds
Feature: Facebook advertisers' boycott
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
Shopping guides: Soap, Shower gel, Shampoo, Sunscreen
Feature: How is Covid-19 affecting workers' right?
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