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Sustainable Products

Decisions about the things we buy can move us toward being sustainable. Thinking about things like the resources used in the products we buy, how efficient they are and their lifecycle can help us make more environmentally friendly purchases. How can we reconfigure our retail filters to include our environmental responsibilities?

Avoid products with excessive packaging

Avoid products with excessive packaging

Give priority to purchasing unpackaged products and save the earth's precious resources. more »

Buy fairtrade food and products

Buy fairtrade food and products

To stop the degradation of the global environment we have to deal with the failings of global trade, namely its tendency to increase poverty and its exploitation of the weak. ... more »

Buy paper and wood responsibly

Buy paper and wood responsibly

Help make the harvesting of the world's forests environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. Buy Forest Stewardship Council certified timber and wood products. more »

Buy second-hand products

Buy second-hand products

By purchasing second-hand goods from an opportunity shop, you are supporting a charity, getting a bargain and reducing the resources required to satisfy your consumption needs ... more »

Purchase recycled products

Purchase recycled products

From toilet paper to chairs, jackets to dog leads, there are many recycled products that are excellent quality, so consider buying recycled when you buy. more »

Tune your shopping radar to the environment

Tune your shopping radar to the environment

Become aware of the environmental implications of your consumption and purchase those goods that have the least impact on our future. more »

Use non-toxic cleaners

Use non-toxic cleaners

Common cleaning products, disinfectants and air fresheners are creating a toxic environment at home. Try natural alternatives and live longer. more »