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.

Preview the current issue

Issue 191 (July/August 2021)

Shopping guides:

  • Laundry detergent
  • Washing-up liquid
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Washing machines
  • Dishwashers

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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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 158

    Cover of back issue Issue 158

    Product guides: Clothes Shops, Jeans, Waterproof jackets

    Features: Synthetic biology

    Corporate lobbying at the COP21 climate summit

  • Issue 157

    Cover of back issue Issue 157

    Product guides: Cat & Dog food, Instant & Ground Coffee, Perfume & Aftershave

    Features: Amazon's tax turnaround? Ethical charity sponsorship and climate change