Ethical Update e-newsletter

The monthly email newsletter, produced by the Ethical Consumer Group, contains news and information on companies, products and issues related to everyday purchasing, and explores ethical and sustainable alternatives in our consumer culture.

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March 2019 Protect our Native forests, Animal Testing ban, Vic’s Recycling plan, The Big Apple
December 2018 What a tremendous year!, 12 days 12 ways Christmas countdown
October 2018 Updated guide, Break free from plastic, Sweatshop tax, Palm oil ad banned, Exec pay
September 2018 Rang-tan animation, Good seeds, Dirty fashion, Chocolate Box, Japan’s whaling
August 2018 Little Shop of horrors, Fast-fashion free, Modern Slavery Bill, Roundup on Monsanto
July 2018 Free-range guide, Connected to nature, War on waste, Monsanto-Bayer
June 2018 Choose to refuse, Big Bank ethics, The Kind guide, Towards a plant-based diet
May 2018 Palm oil labelling, Company tax, Protect the bees, Despair to empowerment
April 2018 Sustainable cocoa, Fashion guide, The last straw, Ethical tech, Overfishing
March 2018 Licence to Krill, Labour without Liberty, Sourcing local produce, Actor to Activist
February 2018 The Circular Economy, Child labour, Ice-cream, Copy paper
January 2018 Global inequality, Our industrial food system, Return and Earn, Precious plastic
November 2017 An ethical Christmas, Fashion scorecard, Plastic bag survey, How green is your tech?
October 2017 Progress on plastic, Too much stuff, Beyond Fossil fuel, Free-range farming
September 2017 Focus on threatened and endangered species
August 2017 Who has the market share, Modern Slavery Act, Closing the recycling loop
July 2017 Plastic-free, The sharing economy, Repairable devices, Nanoparticles in formula
June 2017 Shopping and happiness, Wins for Waste, GM-free list, Living without Money
May 2017 Ethical fashion, Media ownership, Factory farming, Redefining business success
April 2017 Hunt for an ethical egg, Palm oil labelling, Ten everyday products with hidden costs
March 2017 Victories & milestones timeline, Stop microfibre pollution, Westpac & the reef
February 2017 Eating local, Urban agriculturalists, Great Forest National Park, Bangladesh crisis
January 2017 Be inspired to create-reuse-repair; the super-rich; ClickClean energy reportcard
December 2016 Go ethical this festive season! Make it Count – 12 days 12 ways
November 2016 World Vegan Month, Living cruelty-free, Buy Nothing Day
October 2016 Fair Food Week, Shonky Awards, Recycled Toilet Paper, Buy Nothing New Month
September 2016 National Organics Week, Worker exploitation, Apple’s tax evasion
August 2016 Meat Free week, Orangutan day, Eliminating microbeads, Major app update
July 2016 Cosmetics spotlight, Support Free Range farmers, Plastic-free July
June 2016 Milk choices, Manufacturing project, Appliances guide, Supporting Australian companies
May 2016 Fashion report, Australian honey, Fairtrade fortnight, Living slavery-free
April 2016 Free-range change, Labelling greenlight, Glysophate, Living chemical-free
March 2016 Support local, Palm oil scorecard, Living plastic-free
February 2016 Exploitation in electronics, Country of Origin labels, Good eggs, Interactive calendar
January 2016 Seafood and slavery, Ice-cream Companion, Honeybee Wraps
December 2015 The Art of Ethical Giving, New Edition Pocket Guide, Sustainable Christmas Feast
November 2015 Real Free-range, Green Electricity, Electronics Guide
December 2014 The Mantra of More, Ethical Christmas, Great gift ideas
October 2014 Dairy Diaries, Pepsico Palm oil, Green Electricity guide, Shopping Charades
July 2014 Plastic Free July, World Cup Winners, Tour your bathroom, Food Future
May 2014 Electronics report, Banks funding destruction, Palm oil petition, Clothing Choices map
April 2014 Local Harvest Challenge week, Duopoly chart, Retail category
March 2014 Tick the Chocolate Box, Waste Deep, P&G and Palm oil
January 2014 Sustainable Living Festival, Fairphone, Corporate Rap Sheets
December 2013 Steve Marsh, Zero Waste, Angora Cruelty, Goodies for Christmas
November 2013 Santa’s back, Palm oil scorecard, Slavery index, GM wheat, Executive pays
October 2013 Clothing news, Brands map, GM Food Prize, The Dirty Dozen
September 2013 Telling free-range porkies, Congo’s conflict minerals, Traffik-free Toblerone
August 2013 Fashion report, Chemicals on crops, Kelloggs & rainforests, Seafood party!
July 2013 Say No to McDonalds!, Palm oil slavery, Animal testing in China, Tax Havens
June 2013 Multinational multi-grains, Fair Food Week, Organic lawn care
May 2013 Recycling wars, Palm oil, Bangladesh safety pact, Food waste
April 2013 Eating Locally, Coke-out-of-order, Fairtrade fortnight, March against Monsanto
March 2013 Behind the Brands, Local Harvest Challenge, Cleaning products, Food Fight
February 2013 New look website, Behind your wardrobe, Sustainable Living Festival
December 2012 Cost of clothes, Smartphone mining, John West victory, Shop gift ideas
November 2012 New print guide, Ethical Christmas, A world without Factory farming, Tax justice
September 2012 Nestle update, People’s Food Plan, $1 milk, Apple campaign, Story of Change
July 2012 Nano Deception, National Food Plan, Fairtrade app, Olympics Playfair Campaign
May 2012 Mining Billionaires, Cheap imported food, Tuna Choices, End of Greed
April 2012 Nuclear Future Fund, Pesticides in Produce, Packaging Challenge
March 2012 Tomato animation, Local Harvest Challenge week, Fairtrade Easter, The really rich
January 2012 Sustainable Living Festival, Mean Jeans, Soy Milk, Shop Ethical! app
December 2011 Christmas 2011 – Don’t be naughty, buy nice!
November 2011 New 2012 guide, Ethical Christmas, Buy Nothing Day, Chemicals in Cosmetics
October 2011 Collaborative Consumption, Slavery Footprint, Pulpwatch, Toys & China
September 2011 Buy Nothing New Month, Price transparency, Big Beef, Spring Planting
August 2011 Flow, Puma Detox, National Food Plan, Rainforests & our Paper
July 2011 Barbie it’s over, GM wheat, No Harvey No!, Local Harvest
June 2011 Assessment upgrade, Good Chocolate, Bad Wood, Garbage Warrior
May 2011 Skin Deep Cosmetics, GM News, House-brands, Focus on clothing
April 2011 Digital detox, Movie library, Focus on banks
March 2011 Schools kit, Beer wars, Fairtrade eggs, Agribusiness buyout
February 2011 Labelling review, Ethical Coles?, Seafood guide
January 2011 Campaigns, GM Contamination, Sustainable Living Festival
December 2010 Christmas Resource Kit, 2011 Supermarket Guide, Story of Electronics
November 2010 Christmas gift ideas, New guide edition, No impact challenge, Buy nothing day
October 2010 No Impact Challenge, Checkout Fairtrade, GM labeling
  September 2010 Reflections on 10 years, How we shop, BPA in the spotlight
  August 2010 Capitalism a love story, Palm oil news, Free range eggs
  July 2010 Mid-winter workshop, End of the line, Making the bacon
  June 2010 No Impact Man, Kit-Kat Victory, Clothing research
  May 2010 Labelling Action, Exploring our food, Organic guide
  April 2010 Food Inc., Canned Tuna
  March 2010 Easter treats, Palm oil labelling
  January 2010 Sustainable Living Festival events