Ethical Shopping Guide

Simple to use ethical shopping guides for more than 100 products and services.

From baked beans to broadband, washing machines to wine, we've got it covered. 

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Detailed and reliable guides to help you buy ethically, and avoid unethical products and companies.

Each guide has product ratings, best buys and key information to help you shop ethically. 

Our dedicated team of researchers bring you the facts, and we provide ethical ratings from our unique corporate research database. 

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Baked Beans

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 25 baked beans brands.

We also look at sugar and salt content and packaging, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Mizkan Group and give our recommended buys.

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Bananas

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 22 banana brands.

We also look at Fairtrade, pesticides, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Fyffes and give our recommended buys.

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Batteries

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 13 rechargeable and non-rechargeable battery brands.

We also look at toxic pollution, recycling old batteries and give our Best Buys and recommended buys.

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Beer & Lager

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 44 beer and lager brands.

We also look at Fairtrade and vegan beers, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Greene King and give our recommended buys.

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Bikes

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 42 bike brands.

We also look conflict minerals, bike hire, secondhand bikes and give our recommended buys. 

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Biscuits

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 37 brands of biscuits.

We also look at palm oil, packaging, shine and light on the ethics of McVities and give our recommended buys. 

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Booksellers

In this product guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 24 booksellers.

We also look at our Amazon boycott, e-books, and Authors' royalties, as well as giving our recommended buys.

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Bottled Water

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 29 bottled water brands.

We also look at packaging and water scarcity, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Harrogate Spring and give our recommended buys.

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Bread

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 25 brands of bread. 

We also look at the Real Bread Campaign, packaging, shine a light on the ethics of Biona and our recommended best buys. 

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Butter & Spreads

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 32 brands of butter and spreads. 

We also look at palm oil scores, animal rights, shine a spotlight on Arla and give our recommended buys.

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Cargo Bikes

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 11 cargo bike brands.

We also look price, electric cargo bikes, conflict minerals and give our recommended buys. 

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Cars

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 34 car brands.

We also look at choosing a low impact car, Next Green Car advice, the problem with diesel and give our recommended buys.

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Cash ISAs

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 41 brands offering Cash ISAs.

We also see what ethical options are available and offer our Best Buy recommendations.

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Cat Food

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 36 cat food brands.

We also look at factory farming, palm oil, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Lily's Kitchen and give our recommended buys.

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Cereal

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 36 breakfast cereals.

We also look at palm oil, GMOs,sugar, shine the spotlight on Kellogg's and give our recommended buys.

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Chocolate

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 99 brands of bars of chocolate, chocolate snacks and gift chocolates.

We also look at child labour, deforestation, shine a light on the ethics of Divine and give our Best Buys advice.

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Coconut Oil

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 20 coconut oil brands.

We also look at Fairtrade and organic, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Clearspring and give our recommended buys.

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Coffee

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 56 brands of ground coffee, coffee beans, pods and instant coffee

We also look at certification schemes, coffee pod packaging, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Cafe Libertad and give our recommended buys.

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Coffee Makers

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 23 brands of coffee makers.

We also look at coffee machine repairs, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Koç Holding and give our recommended buys.

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Coffee Shops

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 15 coffee shop chains.

We also look at tax dodging, Fairtrade, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Starbucks and give our recommended buys.

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Cola drinks

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 16 cola brands.

We also look at sugar and sweeteners, shine a spotlight on the ethics of The Coca-Cola Company and give our recommended buys.

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Current Accounts for Small Businesses and Charities

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 24 current account brands for small businesses and charities

We also shine a spotlight on de-risking and give our Best Buy recommendations.

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Dairy Ice Cream

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 56 ice cream brands.

We also look at palm oil, animal rights, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Unilever and give our recommended buys.

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Dairy-free Ice Cream

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 18 non-dairy ice cream brands.

We also look at palm oil, animal rights, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Froneri Ice Cream and give our recommended buys.

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Deodorant

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 45 brands of deodorants

We also look at the problem with parabens, animal testing, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Unilever and give our recommended buys. 

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Desktop computers

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 14 desktop computer brands.

We also look at conflict minerals, toxic chemicals and how to recycle PCs and give our recommended buys.

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Digital Cameras

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 12 digital camera brands and give our Best Buy recommendations.

We also look at how camera companies fall behind on supply chain management, conflict minerals, links to the military and surveillance and profile GoPro.
 

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Dishwasher Detergent

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 41 household cleaning brands.

We also look at animal testing, toxic chemicals, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Reckitt Benckiser and give our recommended buys.

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Dishwashers

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of over 35 dishwasher brands.

We also look at energy efficiency, water use, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Glen Dimplex and give our recommended buys.

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Dog Food

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 36 dog food brands.

We also look at factory farming, palm oil, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Yarrah and give our recommended buys.

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Easter Eggs

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 34 Easter egg brands.

We also look at palm oil, cocoa sourcing, animal rights, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Nestlé and give our recommended buys.

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Electric Bikes

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 25 electric bike brands

We also look at global sales, conflict minerals, tax avoidance and give our recommended buys. 

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Electric Cars

In this product guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 17 electric car models.

We also look at charging with renewables, Next Green Car advice, cost, as well as giving our recommended buys.

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Email Providers

In this guide we investigate ethical and environmental records of 12 email providers and give our Best Buy recommendations.

We also take a closer look at email privacy, security, renewable energy claims, and shine a spotlight on web giant Google.

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Energy Drinks

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 11 energy drink brands.

We also look at caffeine, plastic, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Gusto Organic and give our recommended buys.

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Ethical Bank Accounts

Is there an ethical bank? Rating the ethical and environmental record of 32 current UK bank accounts, with recommended buys. 

We also look at app-based banking, which banks own which brands, fossil fuel investments, tax avoidance, and how to switch accounts.

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Ethical Broadband

We investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental records of 13 broadband providers.

We give our Best Buy recommendations and take a closer look at tax avoidance.

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Ethical Clothes Shops

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 44 ethical fashion retailers

We also look at sustainable fabrics, consumer actions, animal rights, shine the light on the ethics of Beyond Retro and give our Best Buy recommendations. 

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Ethical Designer Clothing

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 18 designer and luxury fashion brands

We also look at fur, response to Rana Plaza,  exotic skins and we shine a light on the ethics of Stella McCartney.

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Ethical Investment Funds

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental records of 20 green and ethical investment funds.

We also look in detail at fossil-free funds, how to choose a fund, and give our Best Buy recommendations.

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Ethical Jeans

In this guide, we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 37 brands of jeans

We also look at sandblasting, pollution and upcycling jeans, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Levi Strauss and give our recommended best buys. 

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Ethical Online Retailers

In this Ethical Consumer shopping guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 21 ethical online retailers.

We also look at product ranges, the growth of the ethical shopping market, and ask whether it is ethical to shop online?

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Ethical Pensions

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 14 Pensions.

We also look at the workplace pension, ethical pensions, divestment, and give our recommended buys.

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Ethical Shampoo

How to find an eco-friendly, cruelty free or vegan brand of shampoo.

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 77 brands of shampoo

We also look at tax avoidance, palm oil, 'no poo' alternatives and give our recommended buys.

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Ethical Shoes

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 42 shoe brands

We look at vegan shoes and synthetic faux leather alternatives, harmful chemicals, sexism, forced labour, local cobblers and give our recommended buys. 

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Ethical Soap

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 58 brands of soap bars, liquid soaps and handwash. 

We look at whether bars or liquids are more environmentally friendly, vegan and cruelty-free soaps, organic soaps, palm oil, plastics, which brands contain toxic chemicals, and give our recommended buys.

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Ethical Sportswear

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 29 brands of sportswear

We also look at toxic chemicals, Uzbek cotton, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Brooks and give our recommended buys. 

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Ethical T-shirts

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 28 ethical t-shirt brands

We also look at sustainable fabrics, consumer actions, animal rights, shine the light on the ethics of Teemill and give our Best Buy recommendations. 

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Ethical Trainers

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 50 brands of trainers.

We also look at vegan trainers, the carbon footprint of trainers, recycling, fast footwear, forced labour, supply chains, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Puma, and give our best buy recommendations. 

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Ethical Underwear

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 29 underwear brands

We also look at supply chain transparency, price comparison, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Victoria's Secret and our recommended buys. 

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Fast Food Chains

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 10 fast food chains.

We also look at animal welfare, marketing to children, shine a spotlight on the ethics of McDonald's and give our recommended buys.

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Fleece Jackets

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 36 brands of fleece jackets

We also look at toxic chemicals, recycled fleece jackets, shine a light on the ethics of Patagonia and give our recommended best buys. 

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Fossil Free Investment Funds

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the environmental and ethical record of 13 fossil-free investment funds.

We also look at renewable energy investments, carbon divestment and tax avoidance and give our Best Buy recommendations.

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Fridges & Freezers

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 49 fridge, freezer and fridge-freezer brands.

We also look at HFCs, energy saving, food waste, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Ebac (Norfrost) and give our recommended buys. 

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Fruit Juice

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 37 fruit juice brands.

We also look at worker's rights and packaging, shine a spotlight on the ethics of The Wonderful Company and give our recommended buys.

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Furniture Shops

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 28 furniture shops.

We also look at timber, leather, shine a spotlight on the ethics of IKEA and give our recommended buys.

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Garden Centres

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 21 chain garden centres.

 We also look into sourcing policies, bee-harming pesticides, finding independent garden centres, shine a spotlight on the ethics of B&Q and give our recommendations.

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Gas & Electric Cookers

In this product guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 45 cooker brands.

We also compare the energy use of gas vs. electric, give clever cooking advice, and criticise self-cleaning, as well as giving our recommended buys.

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Gas & Electricity

We investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 20 energy suppliers

The fuels that generate a supplier's electricity, biogas, green tariffs, renewable generation, energy prices, which companies back fracking, and our recommended buys.

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Gas Boilers

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental records of 11 gas boiler brands.

We also look at energy efficiency and the EU Energy Label and give our unique recommended buys.

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Heat Pumps

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 11 ground source and air source heat pump brands.

We also look at the use of global warming refrigerant gases and give our Best Buys and recommended buys.

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Herbal Teas

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 28 brands of herbal teas, fruit and roobios tea

We also look at decline in fair trade labels, loose teas, shine a light on the ethics of Yogi Tea and give our recommended buys.

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High Street Clothes Shops

In this guide, we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 44 high street shops 

We also look at the problem with fast fashion, workers' rights, shine a light on the ethics of Inditex and give our Best Buy recommendations. 

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Honey

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 28 honey brands.

We also look at organic vs local, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Wainwright (previously called Tropical Forest) and give our recommended buys.

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Household Cleaners

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 41 household cleaners.

We also look at animal testing, toxic chemicals, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Reckitt Benckiser and give our recommended buys.

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Hybrid laptop-tablets

We investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 12 hybrid laptop/tablets brands.

We also take a look at hybrids and conflict minerals, toxic chemicals, profile Lenovo and give our recommended buys.

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Innovative Finance ISAs

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 6 providers.

We also look at crowdfunding, financial risks, the projects offered by the platforms and give our recommended buys.

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Insurance - Car

In this guide we investigate rate and rank the environmental and social record of 30 car insurance providers.

We also ask is your insurance company indirectly financing the sale of arms? And give our Best Buy recommendations.

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Insurance - Home

In this guide we investigate, score and rank 30 home insurance underwriters based on their ethical and environmental records.

We also ask if your home insurance company funding climate change, spotlight the green and eco insurance companies and give our Best Buy recommendations.

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Insurance - Pet

In this guide we investigate rate and rank the environmental and social record of 13 pet insurance underwriters.

We also look at tax avoidance, specialist brokers and give our Best Buy recommendations.

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Insurance - Travel

In this guide we investigate, rate and score the ethical and environmental record of 15 travel insurance underwriters.

The report covers the major providers of travel insurance and includes the most ethical travel insurance options and our Best Buy recommendations

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Kettles

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 36 brands of electric and hob kettles

We also look at energy usage, manufacturing material, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Newell Brands and give our recommended buys. 

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Laptops

In this ethical shopping guide, we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental records of 18 laptop brands

We also look at human rights abuses in cobalt mines, the use of toxic chemicals, shine a spotlight on Huawei and give our recommended buys.

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Laundry Detergents

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 40 laundry washing powders and liquid brands.

We also look at animal testing, toxic chemicals, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Sonett and give our recommended buys.

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Light Bulbs

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 16 light bulb brands.

We also look at energy efficiency (and false claims), the pros and cons of LEDs vs CFLs vs halogens, and give our recommended buys.

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Make-Up

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 62 brands of make-up

We also look at toxic chemicals, animal testing, shine a spotlight on the ethics of PHB Ethical Beauty and give our recommended buys. 

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Meat-free Sausages and Burgers

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 32 brands of meat alternatives.

We also look at soya's link to deforestation in Brazil, palm oil, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Beyond Meat and give our recommended buys.

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Microwaves

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 29 microwave brands.

We also look at energy efficiency, electronic waste, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Sharp and give our recommended buys.

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Milk

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 31 dairy milk brands.

We also look at industrial farming, animal welfare, pollution, packaging and give our Best Buy recommendations.

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Mobile Phone Networks

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 15 mobile phone networks.

We also give our Best Buy recommendations and give a price comparison.

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Mobile Phones

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 15 mobile phone brands.

We investigate one of the defining products of our era: the mobile phone. We also give our Best Buy recommendations and look at company approaches to conflict minerals and toxic chemicals.

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Mortgages

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 37 mortgage providers.

We also look at the greenest options, switching mortgages, building societies, and give our recommended buys.

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Nappies

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 24 nappy brands.

We also look at disposable, biodegradable and reusable nappies, cotton sourcing, toxic chemicals and timber sourcing, shine a spotlight on Procter and Gamble (who own Pampers) and give our recommended buys. 

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Olive Oil

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 32 olive oil brands.

We also look at the environmental issues of intensive production, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Zaytoun and give our recommended buys.

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Over the counter medicines

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 71 over-the-counter medicine brands, like painkillers and cough and cold remedies.

We also look at animal testing and tax avoidance, shine a spotlight on the ethics of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and give our recommended buys.

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Paint

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 20 brands of paint.

We also look at toxic chemicals, recycling projects, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Akzo Nobel and give our recommended buys.

Madeleine Jones explores the environmental impacts of the paint industry.

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Peat-free Compost

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 14 peat-free compost brands.

We also look at the problem with peat extraction, home-composting options, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and give our recommended buys.

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Perfume & Aftershave

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 71 brands of perfume & aftershave brands.

We also look at toxic secret ingredients, animal testing, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Chanel and give our recommended buys. 

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Perfume Shops

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 13 perfume retailers

We also look at toxic chemicals, animal testing, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Boots and give our recommended buys. 

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Petrol & Diesel

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of the 5 big oil companies 

We also look at climate denial, investment in renewables, transparency and give our recommended buys. 

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Rapeseed, Sunflower & Vegetable Oil

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 31 cooking oil brands.

We also look at GM, neonicotinoids, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and give our recommended buys.

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Razors & Shavers

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 13 brands of Razors & Shavers

We also look at conflict minerals, toxic chemicals, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Gillette and give our recommended buys.

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Restaurant Chains

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 42 restaurant chains.

We also look at tax avoidance, sustainable sourcing, shine a spotlight on the ethics of J.D. Wetherspoons and give our recommended buys.

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Rice

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 22 rice brands.

We also look at its climate impact, use of GM, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Just Trading Scotland and give our recommended buys.

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Rucksacks

In this product guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 38 rucksack brands.

We also look at the materials used, toxics and animal welfare, as well as giving our recommended buys.

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Sanitary Products

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 39 sanitary product brands.

We also look at cotton sourcing, tax avoidance and animal testing, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Lunapads and give our recommended buys. 

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Savings Accounts

In this guide we investigate, score and rank 52 savings account brands.

We reveal the innovative organisations looking to lever the power of people's savings for positive social and environmental change and give our Best Buy recommendations.

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Seeds

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 28 seed brands.

We also look at organic certified seeds, genetic modification, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Stormy Hall Seeds and give our recommended buys. 

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Shaving Gel & Foam

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 32 brands of shaving foam and gel

We also look at animal testing, toxic chemicals, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Procter & Gamble and give our recommended buys.

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Shower Gel

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 61 shower gel brands.

We also look at animal testing, toxic chemicals, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Lush and give our recommended buys.

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Skincare

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 70 brands of skincare products

We also look at toxic chemicals, vegan and organic options, shine a spotlight on the ethics of L'Oreal and give our recommended buys.

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Soft Drinks

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 76 soft drink brands.

We also look at water extraction and sugar lobbying, shine a spotlight on the ethics of LemonAid and give our recommended buys.

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Solar PV Panels

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 17 solar panels.

We also look at feed-in tariffs, conflict minerals, top tips to help you choose, a home owner's experience and we give our recommended buys.

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Sports & Outdoor Shops

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 13 sports & outdoor retailers.

We also look at zero contract hours, brands using animal down, shine a light on the shady ethics of Sports Direct and give our recommended buys. 

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Streaming Services

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental records of 15 streaming services providers.

We give our Best Buy recommendations, reflect on changing viewer habits, advertising and conflict minerals.

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Subscription TV

In the guide we investigate, rank and rate the ethical and environmental record of 4 TV brands and give our recommended buy.

We also take a closer look at Virgin.

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Sunscreens

We investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 32 sunscreen brands

Chemical versus mineral sunscreen, vegan suncream, eco-friendly and reef-safe sunscreen, non toxic sun lotions, the SPF labelling system, and our recommended buys. 

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Supermarkets

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 22 supermarkets.

We also look at an A-Z of policies from palm oil to cocoa production, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Unicorn wholefood grocery in Manchester and give our recommended buys. 

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Tablets and e-readers

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 18 tablets and e-reader brands.

We also look at conflict minerals, the use of tablets by children, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Huawei and give our recommended buys.

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Tea

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 47 tea brands.

We also look at certification schemes, workers' rights; and shine a spotlight on the ethics of Unilever and give our recommended buys.

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Televisions

We investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental records of 12 television manufacturers.

We also give our Best Buy recommendations and look at EU energy efficiency labels, the use of conflict minerals, toxic chemicals and tax avoidance.

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Tinned Tomatoes

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 17 tinned tomato brands.

We also look at workers rights on tomato farms, toxic linings of cans, shine a spotlight on the ethics of LDH (La Doria) Ltd and give our recommended buys.

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Toilet Cleaners

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 25 toilet cleaner brands.

We also look at animal testing, toxic chemicals, shine a spotlight on the ethics of SC Johnson and Son and give our recommended buys.

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Toilet Paper

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 27 toilet paper brands.

We also look at deforestation, bleach and toxic chemicals, recycled paper, bamboo paper, FSC labelling and give our recommended buys. 

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Toothpaste

In this guide, we investigate, score, and rank the ethical and environmental record of 38 brands of toothpaste and mouthwash.

We also look at toxic ingredients, vegan brands, spotlight on Colgate-Palmolive, and give our recommended buys.

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Tuna

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 15 tuna brands.

We also look at MSC certification, slavery on tuna fishing boats, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Fish4Ever and give our recommended buys.

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Vegan and non dairy milk

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 36 vegan milk brands.

We look into the sustainability of non-dairy plant milks, including almond, coconut, hemp, rice and soya; nutrition, packaging and who produces them. With Best Buy recommendations. 

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Vegan cheese

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 19 vegan cheese brands.

We also look at non-vegan companies making vegan cheese, vegan cheese ingredients and palm oil, shine a spotlight on the ethics of KKR and give our Best Buy recommendations.

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Video Conferencing

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 21 video conferencing companies.

We also look at the climate impact of video calls, open-source software, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Verizon and give our recommended buys. 

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Walking Boots

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 31 brands of walking boots

We also look at toxic PFC's, supply chains, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Jack Wolfskin and our recommended buys. 

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Washing Machines

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 32 washing machine brands.

We also look at energy efficiency and water use, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Whirlpool Corporation and give our recommended buys.

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Washing-up Liquid

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 23 washing-up liquid brands.

We also look at animal testing, toxic chemicals, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Procter & Gamble (P&G) and give our recommended buys.

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Waterproof and Insulated Jackets

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 17 brands of Waterproof and Insulated Jackets

We also look at toxic PFCs, down filling, supply chain policies, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Patagonia and our recommended best buys. 

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Wine

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 35 wine brands.

We also look at workers' rights, chemicals, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Emiliana winery and give our recommended buys.

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