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 181 (Nov/Dec 2019)

 

Computers and Phones Special Issue

Product guides:

  • Mobile phones
  • Mobile phone networks
  • Laptops
  • 2-in-1 laptops
  • Desktop computers

The magazine includes:

  • Best Buy recommendations
  • the carbon cost of computers
  • what companies are doing about using conflict minerals
  • what's happening with all the e-waste?
  • spotlight on Fairphone and The Phone Co-op
  • tax avoidance in the tech industry
  • which brands are linked to the Amazon forest fires

 

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