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Technology

From smartphones brands to broadband suppliers, technology companies are an ever present in our lives. The ethics of many of these companies have come under fire for a range of issues from privacy to workers' rights to tax avoidance. Our shopping guides help you find brands that are trying to clean up their act, offering greener products and services that don’t cost the earth.

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Desktop computers

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 12 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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Email Providers

Finding an ethical, sustainable and eco-friendly email provider. Ethical and environmental rankings for 12 free and paid-for email providers, with Best Buy recommendations. We also look at email privacy, security, and renewable energy claims. 

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Ethical Broadband

Finding ethical broadband, with best buys and who to avoid. With ethical & environmental rankings for 24 broadband providers, and looking at green claims, tax avoidance and energy use. 

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Ethical Laptops

Finding an ethical or eco-friendly laptop. Ethical & environmental ratings of 18 laptop brands, with recommended buys. We look at sustainability, carbon cost, toxic chemicals, workers' rights, military links and more. 

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Ethical Mobile Phones

Finding an ethical mobile phone. Ethical & environmental rankings of 20 mobile phones, Best Buys and what to avoid! Sustainable or eco-friendly phones, conflict minerals, repairability, 2nd hand options. 

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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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Mobile Phone Networks

Finding an ethical mobile network. Ethical and environmental rankings of 22 mobile networks, with Best Buys. Virtual operators and networks, carbon impact and offsets, tax avoidance, worker rights and switching providers. 

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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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Tablets and e-readers

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 17 tablets and 2 e-reader brands.

We also look at conflict minerals, the use of tablets by children, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Samsung and give our recommended alternatives to Amazon.

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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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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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