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 176 (Jan/Feb 2019)
Tea & Coffee special
- Ground coffee & beans
- Instant coffee
- Pods for coffee machines
- Coffee Shops
- Black & green tea
- Herbal, fruit & rooibos tea
The guides include:
- profiles of sustainable coffee models from Mexico and Uganda
- the real cost of a cup of tea from Assam
- which teabags contain plastic
- what coffee shops are doing about disposable cups
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Ethical Finance special: guides to current accounts, savings accounts, cash isas, app banks, ethical pensions, ethical investment funds, home insurance, car insurance
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Features: Which cameras and binoculars are wildlife friendly
Product Guides to Fragrances, Underwear, Soft Drinks and Fruit Juice
Special Report: Carbon offset schemes
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Product Guides: High Street Clothes Shops, Ethical Clothes Shops, Jeans, Designer Brands
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Product Guides: Bananas, Baked Beans, Supermarkets, Tinned Tuna
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Product Guides: Shampoo, Toothpaste, Make-up, Laundry Detergent
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Product Guides: Laptops & Hybrids, Mobile phones, Tablets & E-readers
Features: Boycott Brexit, Animal welfare in Japan
Product Guides: Shoes, Trainers, Walking Boots, Sportswear
Features: How can we challenge Amazon's monopoly power?
Product Guides: Current & Savings Accounts, Mortgages, Pensions, Cash ISAs, Fossil-free Funds
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