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 193 (Nov/Dec 2021)

Alternatives to Amazon shopping guides:

  • Booksellers
  • Ethical Online Retailers
  • Delivery Companies

The magazine includes:

  • score tables rating and comparing the brands
  • Best Buy recommendations
  • why should we boycott amazon?
  • how to buy books without using amazon
  • staying ethical when shopping online
  • who's failing to deliver on ethics?
  • labour standards in the gig economy
  • how consumers can help to fix the climate crisis
  • new handbook of ethical purchasing
  • Facebook and climate denial adverts

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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 160

    Cover of back issue Issue 160

    Product Guides: Meat-free sausages & burgers, Rice, Cooking Oil, Supermarkets

    Features: Veg box schemes

  • Issue 159

    Cover of back issue Issue 159

    Product guides: Televisions, Paid-for TV, Cameras

    Features: The links between binocular companies and hunting for sport, Fighting conflict minerals in electronics

  • 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