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Travel

From car companies cheating emission tests to outdoor gear companies using toxic chemicals, our shopping guides highlight a number of ethical issues in the transport sector. We also provide practical advice on greener travel options. With the rise of the electric car and greater investment in cycling infrastructure there has never been a better time to re-assess how you get around.

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Issues

This section is for the avid explorer, however, do the companies that provide your gear or transport care about the environment as much as you do.

Green Transport and Tourism

The sales of car ownership is on the decline. What are the alternatives and how can we ensure we look after the environment we cherish.

Shopping guides

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Bikes

Finding an eco-friendly bicycle and e-bike, with ethical and environmental rankings of 32 e-bike brands and 37 push bike brands.

We look at carbon emissions, where bikes are made, recycling and repair options, cost of bikes, shine a spotlight on the ethics of the Frasers Group (owns Evans Cycles, Muddyfox and other brands), and give our recommended buys. 

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Cars and Electric Cars

Finding an ethical and environmental car, including electric cars and hybrids. We rank 39 brands of cars.

We look at the carbon impact of different types of cars, the cost and range of electric cars, shine a spotlight on Tesla, 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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Travel booking companies

Ethical and environmental rankings for 29 travel booking companies.

We look at the carbon impact of flying and alternatives, accommodation eco-labels, the impact of holiday homes (including Airbnb), alternative sustainable holiday options, shine a spotlight on TUI and make Best Buy recommendations.

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