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The Rise of Veganism in the UK

The Good Shopping Guide, February 10 2019

A look at the evidence makes one thing clear: Veganism is experiencing an historic rise in the UK. Research shows that the number of practicing vegans in the UK is now at an all-time high. A closer look at the data shows that recent interest in veganism is a new trend. Case in point: there were only 540,000 vegans in the UK in 2016. By 2018, this n...

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Success? A Look at England’s New Plastic Bag Tax

The Good Shopping Guide, February 1 2019

In 2016, it was reported that the UK’s new plastic bag tax had decreased the use of plastic bags by up to 85%. This controversial tax, which the British government hoped would reduce grocery store plastic bag use by up to 80%, proved a hot-button issue before being passed in 2015.

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Ethical Food: JustIngredients

The Good Shopping Guide, January 7 2019

We are pleased to launch a new section on The Good Shopping Guide, to help keep your kitchen cupboards stocked with ethical brands! The Pasta, Rice and Pulses section includes the usual Ethical Ranking Table, which summarises the best - and of course the worst - brands when it comes to ethics, plus accompanying editorial which highlights some of th...

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Banned Iceland Christmas ad sheds light

The Good Shopping Guide, November 19 2018

Those of you who haven’t yet seen the advert taken from an earlier campaign created by Greenpeace, this is your chance to join over 30 million other people at the time of writing this article. Produced and edited by Greenpeace and narrated by actress Emma Thompson, it highlights the devastating impact of the Palm Oil Industry, a cause that is final...

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Ethical Accredited Companies

Po-Zu re-awarded independent Ethical Accreditation

The Good Shopping Guide, November 16 2018

Po-Zu, the creators of sustainable and ethically sourced shoes, has been re-awarded independent Ethical Accreditation from The Ethical Company Organisation.  The company has consistently ranked as one of the top-scoring companies in the Shoes & Trainers research on The Good Shopping Guide over the last 10 years.

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Find Out The Hidden Dilemma Behind Electric Cars

The Good Shopping Guide, November 15 2018

Electric cars have the ability to massively cut our carbon footprint and reduce air pollution, but do these vehicles cause as many ethical and legal problems as they solve? In June 2018, the British government announced that new petrol and diesel vehicles will be banned from 2040, raising a question about which type of battery will be used in an el...

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UK First Geothermal Electricity Project based in Cornwall

The Good Shopping Guide, November 5 2018

Drilling will soon be underway at the UK's first geothermal electricity project based in Cornwall, with developers aiming to construct a new facility capable of generating enough renewable power for up to 3,000 homes. Geothermal Engineering Ltd recently announced plans that it will begin drilling two deep wells into the rock beneath the United Down...

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Ethical Shopping News

Carlsberg to replace plastic can ring holders

The Good Shopping Guide, September 7 2018

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Dirty fashion report: 'Damaging' viscose use remains, but positive industry action starting to take shape

The Good Shopping Guide, August 10 2018

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Walkers under pressure to ditch non-recyclable crisp packets

The Good Shopping Guide, August 10 2018

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