Author(s): ETHICAL CONSUMER GROUP INC.
'Shop Ethical!' is a handy pocket-sized guide designed to help you match your shopping habits with your values. It's the ideal size for keeping in your bag for quick reference so every time you shop in a supermarket you can make an informed decision about where your money goes. This completely updated edition includes tips on shopping beyond the supermarket while still tracking the ever-increasing consolidation of company ownership. In this revised edition you will find more information to empower you to make the best possible choices at the supermarket and beyond. 'Shop Ethical!' also contains information addressing contemporary issues such as plastic waste, food miles, palm oil, overfishing, animal welfare, child labour, genetic engineering, multinational ownership, tax justice and packaging. Looking beyond the supermarket the book encourages home-grown, independent and local purchasing choices. Here's what you'll find in Shop Ethical! * A comprehensive aisle by aisle list of products and brands found in the supermarket (plus liquor) with company and parent company information * Bonus sections on clothing, electronics and retail * Easy-to-use icons to clearly identify company ratings, Australian ownership, and outstanding products * "Be an Ethical Shopper" 12 step action calendar centrespread * Ownership chart mapping the dominant food & drink companies operating in Australia * Rating overview showing the areas a company has received praise or criticism * Information snapshots - Shopping tips, Blights of Industry, Labelling * Tips for shopping beyond the supermarket, with illustrations * Five principles to guide a more sustainable purchase * Easy-to-use contents page, index page, and colour-coded categories 'Shop Ethical!' has sold over 130,000 copies and is in its ninth edition (previously known as The Guide to Ethical Supermarket Shopping) and is also available as an app on the App Store and Google Play.