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on 24 July 2015
I dont see the point to this book at all. I bought it as ive recently changed to a vegan/cruelty free lifestyle and thought this book would point me in the right directions.

However you can get all the information in this book and more completely free on their website. Since a lot of the book is taken up by gerneral explanations of the potentially harmful or ethically questionable components that may or may not go into making a product rather than explaining why the companies have the scores they do, its a lot bigger than it needs to be, meaning its not even pragmatic as it could be a lot smaller that way it would be handy to bring with you shopping and flick through as you go

Also some of the ratings dont seem right. "Ecover" is marked as good ( green circle) in the animal rights section but its been known for years now that they still test on animals- admittedly tiny creatures, but they are still living beings so they should still be scored down. Whereas
Green people who do a lot of vegan products and do not test on animals are marked as average ( partial red circle) but theres no information as to why they have recieved those marks
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on 7 June 2014
I found out about this book by reading a Lent book produced by Christian Aid Scotland and the Scottish Episcopal Church this year, and it exceeded expectations. It covers many areas of shopping, from food of all kinds to toothpaste, electrical goods, soap powder, just about anything. It not only indicates value for money but also ethical and environmental considerations in choosing brands to buy. Although it is really a reference tool I found myself reading whole chunks of it at a time, before passing it round various study groups who had used the Christian Aid booklet. When the next edition comes out I will buy it too.
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on 27 December 2012
Don't be charmed by all the big corporates - some of them have skeletons that they don't want the public to know about with regard to their ethics. This book takes the lid off some of these companies and products - it just means you can buy more ethically and be better informed.
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on 8 April 2013
A good indication of the goodies and baddies, some expected and some not, in the world of popular consumerism. Have already taken heed and changed some of my shopping choices and venues.
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on 4 December 2012
Great guide to shopping if you have an ethical conscience!
There's a quick and easy guide if you want to know where a shop is and also more I formation if you want to know more.
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on 19 November 2013
Lots of good advice and insights when making financial and purchasing decisions. Learned a lot about the market conditions. Worth having as a reference book.
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on 12 June 2013
I really wanted to get my head round which brands are using unethical methods in production. This book doesn't name all the possible brands you can purchase and doesn't go into enough detail on how they are ethical or not. There are just 3 categories used to describe how ethical they are in different areas... Top rating, middle rating and bottom rating.
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on 2 October 2014
the best
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