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The Ecologist meets…Orsola de Castro

The Ecologist meets… Orsola de Castro

Ruth Styles

17th February, 2012

The designer and Estethica founder chats to Ruth Styles about upcycling, showcasing new green talent and why eco-design has earned its place at the top table of British fashion more...
Carton of Tesco milk with Carbon Reduction Label

Is there a future for carbon footprint labelling in the UK?

Bethany Hubbard

3rd February 2012

The media frenzy that erupted as Tesco admitted having second-thoughts on carbon footprint labels may have inflicted lasting damage on a once promising sector more...
veg boxes

Five of the best…organic veg box schemes

Ruth Styles

16th January, 2012

Whether you’re looking for seasonal veg or slaughter-free milk, Britain’s box schemes make avoiding the supermarket a cinch more...
H&M

TAKE ACTION: Five campaigns to make fashion more fair

Hannah Corr

2nd November, 2011

From supporting garment workers' rights, to ending harmful denim sandblasting, there are many campaigns to improve high street clothing retail practices. Take action and add your voice to the call to make fashion fair more...
War on Want

TAKE ACTION to demand a strong supermarket watchdog

Ecologist

12th October, 2011

Join War on Want's campaign for a independent supermarket watchdog to help stop supplier bullying more...
Child working

UK fashion retailers struggle with 'bonded' girl labour in India

Rosie Spinks

15th September, 2011

As London fashion week kicks off, the problem of unfair labour practices tarnishing UK high street brands isn't going away. Rosie Spinks reports more...
Tesco

Tesco and Starbucks feel the heat in battle against 'clone town Britain'

Eifion Rees

23rd August, 2011

David Cameron's appointment of a 'shops tsar', the controversial Localism Bill, and increasing opposition to supermarkets and other chain stores could mark a turning point in the struggle to save Britain's high streets more...
Supermarket rooftop garden

Supermarket rooftop gardens: an exercise in community building?

Eifion Rees

26th July, 2011

Eifion Rees reports on the group bringing the heart back to supermarkets with a rooftop vegetable garden more...
Shopping basket

Sustainable food production and healthy eating strategies under threat

Nick Hughes

10th June, 2011

The Sustainable Development Commission has been axed, the Food Standards Agency has had its powers stripped and DEFRA appears to be stalling. Where then does this leave planning for a national sustainable food strategy - and healthy eating plan - asks Nick Hughes? more...
Say no to Tesco

'Underhand tactics and smear campaign' alleged over controversial Tesco store

Robin Whitlock

19th May, 2011

Following the clashes in Bristol outside a newly opened Tesco store, Robin Whitlock investigates how a long-running campaign against the supermarket giant was tarnished by images of violence and destruction more...
Kevin Steele, Climate Week

Just how green is Climate Week?

Matilda Lee

15th March, 2011

From the 21st to 27th March thousands of people in the UK will be involved in a week of action on climate change. So why is Climate Week making some greens so angry? more...

Tesco teams up with Goodone to bring ethical fashion to the high street

The Ecologist

22nd February, 2011

Eco-label Goodone’s unique collaboration with the supermarket giant is finally bringing green fashion to the mass market more...

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Food Justice

Ruth Styles

13th January, 2011

In Food Justice, Robert Gottilieb and Anupama Josh make a compelling case for a more integrated approach to changing the way we eat, says Ruth Styles more...
Tinned tuna

Supermarkets misleading consumers over 'sustainably sourced' seafood

Tom Levitt

10th January, 2011

Claims such as 'responsibly farmed' are being used to boost supermarket sales but do not always mean an environmentally-friendly fish product more...

ASDA and Marks & Spencer lead assault on packaging waste crisis - but will it work?

Aimee Steen

9th November, 2010

As UK supermarkets scramble to reduce packaging in the face of growing legislation and consumer demand, Aimee Steen talks exclusively to those tackling the problem at high street stores and asks what role customers have to play more...
Items found to contain harmful chemicals

Tesco caught breaching EU rules on harmful chemicals

Tom Levitt

13th October, 2010

Tesco and Carrefour among those retailers and brands failing to meet their legal responsibilities to provide consumers with information on toxic or carcinogenic substances used in products they sell more...
Community garden

Life without supermarkets: community action is the best way to beat them

Laura Laker

10th August, 2010

A hypermarket victory in Hackney demonstrates how local groups can help protect community shops... more...
food co-ops

Life without supermarkets: escaping choice overload

Laura Laker

14th June, 2010

Laura Laker discovers the joys of farmers' markets, the convenience of vegboxes, and the horror of plans for a nearby Tesco Metro that will threaten her local corner shop more...
trolleys

Committing to a life without supermarkets

Laura Laker

14th May, 2010

No-one enjoys supermarket shopping. But kicking the habit requires conviction, as Laura Laker reveals in the first of a new series... more...
Fleet of shopping trolleys

How to stop a supermarket opening in your area

Kete Eshelby

19th June, 2009

Battling superstore monopolies needn’t be a lone crusade. Kate Eshelby looks at some of the resources available more...
Lady Cranbrook with her dogs

CASE STUDY: supporting local food

Kate Eshelby

19th June, 2009

A tireless crusader for rural revitalisation, Kate Eshelby meets the septuagenarian who beat Tesco out of town and is now at the heart of Suffolk’s local food revival more...
Tom Hodgkinson

Bring back real markets

Tom Hodgkinson

11th September, 2009

Tom Hodgkinson lays out the case for the return of street markets. Wouldn't we all be better off living outside the box? more...
Fleet of shopping trolleys

Supermarkets face compulsory watchdog

Ecologist

4th August, 2009

Suppliers rejoice at calls for an independent Ombudsman but supermarkets already lobbying against the decision more...
A wind turbine on argicultural land

Lucas: sustainability requires urgent planning reform

Ecologist

9th July, 2009

Green leader Caroline Lucas will today use a Campaign to Protect Rural England lecture to call for urgent action to resolve conflicting land use issues more...
Cattle in a deforested area of the Amazon

Tesco 'trusts' cattle suppliers involved in Amazon deforestation

Ecologist

3rd July, 2009

Despite the lack of traceability in the supply chain, the assurances of cattle producers that they are not involved in the illegal deforestation of the Amazon rainforest is apparently enough for Tesco, a letter to the Guardian reveals more...

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