Home and Garden

Many of the issues in our homes & garden are hidden from the consumer, from toxic chemicals to animal testing. We also look at the greenest way to wash, clean, cool and cook. 

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Issues

We spend many hours and often much money caring for our homes & gardens. However, the ethical issues are often hidden from sight, from toxic chemicals in our cleaning products, to pesticides in our garden, we bring these troubling problems to light.

Eco Living

From appliances, to cleaning, there are many simple ways you can become more green in your own home and garden. 

Product guides

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Broadband

We investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental records of 10 broadband providers.

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

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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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Fridge & 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 24 toilet paper brands.

We also look at deforestation, toxic chemicals, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Kimberly-Clark and give 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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