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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 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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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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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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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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Laptops

We investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental records of 18 laptop brands

We look at the carbon cost of laptops, toxic chemicals, e-waste, workers' rights, military links, shine a spotlight on Framework and give our recommended buys.

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Mobile Phone Networks

We investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 22 mobile phone networks.

We explore their carbon impact, tax avoidance, how to switch providers, give our Best Buy recommendations and shine a spotlight on Utility Warehouse.

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Mobile Phones

Ethical and environmental rankings of 20 mobile phone brands.

We investigate how sustainable or ethical mobile phones are, the issue of conflict minerals, scope for repairability and second hand options. We give our Best Buy recommendations for eco mobile phones and shine a spotlight on Doro.

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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 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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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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