Great news! Both Woolworths and Coles have announced they will be phasing out plastic bags in stores, with a total ban in place by July next year. We're presently in Plastic-free July, and so we encourage you to sign the petition for a nationwide ban, and take up the challenge of living with less plastic. Here's some resources: ->> Tips ->> Living plastic-free ->> Zero waste survival kit ->> Plastic-free kitchen combo
The sharing economy - it's a broad term which includes peer-to-peer lending, crowd-funding, tool-swapping, room-renting, couch-surfing, car-sharing and more. Using technology and collaboration to transform the world of commerce. Here we explore how it can be a force for good. And touch on some of the down-sides. Find out more!
Many companies design electronics that just don’t last and that are also tricky and expensive to repair, so we have to keep buying new models. If you're like us and think there's a better way, sign this Greenpeace petition to tell Apple, Samsung and LG to design repairable and long lasting products. If you're about to replace your device, see the product repair scorecard, and DIY repair guides at iFixit, and our Shop Ethical! Guide to Electronics.
Independent testing commissioned by Friends of the Earth Australia has found nanoparticles in popular Australian infant formula products that are both illegal in Australia and potentially dangerous. We've updated our baby formula brand ratings accordingly. Friends of the Earth are calling for an immediate recall of all affected brands – and for our food regulator to see all infant formula is tested. You can add your voice to the campaign.
Our flagship product, the Shop Ethical! pocket guide, is on sale! Now available for $5. Discounts for bulk orders. Our handy guide helps to transform the way you shop by matching your purchasing habits with your social and environmental values. The 8th edition includes everything you need to make informed choices in the supermarket, plus features on clothing, electronics and retail. A great-value gift for friends and family or giveaways at conferences and events. A useful introduction to real-world issues for students in the classroom. Order today!
A new report tells the story of glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup, focussing on human health concerns and the mounting criticism of current U.S. pesticide regulation. » As You Sow
Sign the petition to ban nutrient-polluting phosphates in dishwasher tablets. Use of phosphates have already been stopped in America and the EU. » change.org
Making the switch to a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle couldn't be easier, especially now that PETA has released its all-new and free vegetarian/vegan starter kit. » PETA
Know the best ethical choices for what to wear when keeping fit. We've added 'Activewear' to our ratings guide - find out how your favourite brands fare. » Shop Ethical!
In the light of the Fair Work Commission’s controversial cuts to penalty rates, some companies stood firm and decided not to pass on these cuts to employees. Find out which ones. » The Guardian