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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 201 (March/April 2023)

Shopping guides:

  • Electricity & gas suppliers
  • Heat Pumps
  • Boilers
  • Solar Panels

The magazine includes:

  • score tables rating and comparing the brands
  • Best Buy recommendations
  • which are the best green tariffs?
  • which 100% renewable energy supplier is really producing or buying renewable electricity?
  • how to support community renewable energy
  • who's supporting vulnerable customers in the cost of living crisis?
  • the most ethical heat pumps brands
  • boilers, energy-saving and ethics
  • is there such a thing as an ethical solar panel?
  • the campaigns for reducing home heating emissions
  • the best carbon offsets and should we be doing it at all?

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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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    Shopping guides: Current Accounts, Savings Accounts, Mortgages, Fossil Free Investment Funds

    Feature: Ethical Consumer's 200th Issue - how far have we come?

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    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?

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    Cover of back issue Issue 186

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

    Feature: Facebook advertisers' boycott

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    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