We are committed to going above and beyond to ensure that all of our processes are as environmentally-friendly as possible. Here are just a few of the systems that we’ve put in place to provide us with sustainable energy and to reduce and recycle waste. The production facility is built on top of a large closed loop recycling system which captures waste directly from the machines and processes it into tightly packed card bales for recycling. The roof of the Atlas factory is fitted with efficient solar panels which provide us with much of our power for heating and lighting. We source our inks from the Huber Group making sure that all inks are water based. The inks also do not contain any ingredients derived from animals.
We work towards a circular economy by providing the highest quality eco-friendly packaging and certified commercially compostable foodservice disposables. As a BCorp-certified business and signatories to the Australian Packaging Covenant, we strive to reduce the environmental impact of our products . We drive positive change in sustainable packaging, offering affordable product ranges and enrgy-efficient, carbon neutral operations, donating 5% of profits to social change and environmental campaigns We have launched Australia’s first BioPak Compost Service, to divert food waste and food service packaging from landfill.
BuyEcoGreen is a one–stop online specialist retailer featuring an amazing collection of innovative eco products for home, school, office, and art & craft. There are many suppliers of products for office, school, home, art & craft. What makes us different? Firstly we are specialist eco product suppliers: we only supply eco products. Secondly we take care in our business and in our own lives to ‘walk the walk’ and not just ‘talk the talk’. This means using 100% Greenpower, offsetting our carbon emissions from our operations and transport with C3 – Community Climate Chest and Greenfleet, ethical business practices & relationships, rainwater harvesting & reuse, recycling, composting, reusing and reducing packaging, minimisation of waste to landfill, and support for a number of aid and environmental organisations.
Common Objective (CO) is the global tech solution for sustainable fashion business. We build on ten years of work by the Ethical Fashion Forum, which now reaches a global network spanning 141 countries. Read the story behind CO.Our technology simplifies and rewards best practice, turning sustainability from a cost into an opportunity. Discover practical tools and resources, and learn from experts about how to combine sustainability with commercial success. Your playbook to succeeding in fashion business in three dimensions – the commercial, the social, and the environmental. Case studies, tools, and checklists for building sustainable supply chains. Find sustainable alternatives to cotton, polyester, viscose, leather, wool and more with these practical guides.
The Corporate Critic Research Database is a project of ECRA (the Ethical Consumer Research Association Ltd), founded in 1988 as a not-for-profit workers’ co-operative to ‘provide information on the companies behind the brand names and to promote the ethical use of consumer power.’ We have published Ethical Consumer magazine since 1989, and now offer a web + print service designed to encourage purchasers to take environmental and social issues into account in the market place.
If you’re new to an area or simply trying to find fresh or alternative local organic, eco or sustainable businesses, Destination Organic is here to make it easy for you.
We know how challenging it can be to find exactly what you want and that’s why we have compiled this comprehensive directory listing that explores all possible organic, eco-friendly and sustainable businesses both on-line and local to you. From eco-friendly dry cleaners to organic pet products, cafes and restaurants to sustainable clothing or services, Destination Organic is the only place you’ll ever need to visit to find exactly what you want at a click of a button. If you’re unable to find particular products or services in your local area, search other areas convenient for you or visit our dedicated online only listings where you can find a range of items from the comfort of your home, delivered direct to your door. Destination Organic prides itself on being the ideal solution to your needs; the one-stop place where you can go to find all things organic, sustainable and eco-friendly at a click of a button, with the aim to showcase local and independent Aussie businesses providing you with exceptional products and services.
We are the UK’s leading specialist in innovative, interactive, eco educational games, resources & employee training that help people become more eco-friendly in their everyday lives at home, school, work and university. Browse our available game products and range of eco themes from the menu above. For individual game purchases buy from our online shop through Paypal. Our sector-specific offerings, and bespoke products and services, can be found by clicking the appropriate button below. note that some of these are for institutions, like schools, play projects etc.
Eco-craft Ltd is a family business, originally called The Cutting Edge, it was founded by Lorraine and Kevin McCarthy, 25 years ago in Summer 1991.
We decided at an very early stage to use recycled paper and card in our products and after having 8 years experience designing and manufacturing our own greetings cards and gifts, we found that more and more craftspeople were asking us to produce blanks for them. We decided therefore, that we should provide an off the shelf range of recycled card blanks available by Mailorder. We currently have the fourth generation in the family associated with the paper industry, previous members having been involved with the manufacturing process. In fact the mill where they worked was the first in the UK to produce kraft paper.(Cooke and Nuttall Horwich) Due to our personal concern for our environment, it is our company policy to offer greener products that are more ecologically sound than their standard counterparts. We source our products from reputable green suppliers wherever possible and take great care to research the credentials of the papers we use. Most of the paper and card are 100% recycled and the majority contain a large proportion of post consumer waste (ie. old brochures, print outs, etc.). The proof of this can be seen in the occasional tiny fleck or speckle which can sometimes be found in the card we stock.
eco-eco aims to lead the way in making environmentally friendly stationery products the ‘norm’ and not the ‘exception’. eco-eco’s priority is taking care of it’s customers, it’s trade partners, it’s staff and our planet. Founded in 2015 by Laura & James, who had identified a gap in the market for high quality, reasonably-priced stationery products and formed eco-eco, a company who supply stationery products with high eco credentials at no additional cost to the consumer.
Eco-officiency offers sustainability consulting services in Colorado and nationally in the U.S. We provide expert business advisors and consultants to assist businesses, non-profits and other organizations in becoming more sustainable. Our mission is to support organizations in developing and implementing eco-friendly initiatives to reduce environmental impact, resource consumption and waste while supporting efficiency and productivity.
Australia’s first 100% green office supply retailer. Since 2009, Eco Office® has been leading the way as Australia’s first green office supply retailer to devote 100% of its product lines to environmentally responsible alternatives. We deliver commonly used office products like recycling bins and liners, toilet paper, hand towels, facial tissues, copy paper, stationery, catering supplies, and cleaning products to businesses, organisations, schools and home-based offices around Australia. Office essentials with green credentials. Eco Office® has hand-picked our product range from manufacturers with strong environmental commitments and product certifications that represent ‘best practice’ in Australia.
Trading since 1971, Essential Trading leading UK organic and Fairtrade product wholesalers, a proud pioneer of the wholefood market and one of the largest worker co-operatives in the UK. We manufacture and distribute sustainable wholefoods, ecological household products and cruelty free body care items ethically produced, organic, Fairtrade and ‘free from’, sourced from all corners of the globe; never by airfreight. Our product portfolio covers over 5000 vegetarian lines.We scrutinise provenance and sustainability by collaborating with some of the finest brands and producers out there, including co-operatives like us. Fully accredited since the origination of Organic and Fairtrade licensing, we pack commodities like rice and nuts here in our purpose-built facility in Bristol.
Since 1989 Ethical Consumer has been providing a stringent ethical rating system of companies and products to inform consumer decisions, based on detailed research of over 40,000 companies, brands and products. Ratings are updated in real time from our Corporate Critic database. Listings covering around 300 topics in 19 areas in 5 main categories are updated daily. See what criteria we use to rate companies.
In this section we look at some of the complex issues in the Energy industry, from the murky world of carbon offsetting to fracking. We need to urgently address our energy future to avoid the worst effects of climate change. We unravel the complexities of the energy industry, & shine a spotlight on the companies responsible for warming the planet.
Ethical Consumer’s list of High Street Fashion retailers, with scores based on a range of criteria, including whether they use organic materials, are Fair Trade, actively combat human slavery, environmental impact of fibres, animal wellfare, dyes and other factors. The impacts are evaluated on the basis of long term, as well as immediate impacts.
As food & drink prices continue to rise across the world, it is often the producers and workers who are losing out to big corporations. We shine a light on the food sovereignty movement pushing for a fairer food system. We provide food for thought by looking at the big issues in our current food production and distribution system.
The impact of the booming market for make-up is far from pretty, we look at hidden toxic ingredients and the prevalence of animal testing in the sector. We have focused on three major issues that crop up in this industry; the controversial sourcing of Mica, the use of toxic ingredients and animal testing. There has been an explosion of green beauty brands. We celebrate these brands and help you avoid the greenwash.
There can be many hidden ethical problems in our homes and gardens, from toxic chemicals to animal testing. We look at the greenest way to wash, clean, cool and cook. We spend many hours and often much money caring for our homes & gardens. However, the ethical issues are often hidden from sight, from toxic chemicals in our cleaning products, to pesticides in our garden, we bring these troubling problems to light.
The mainstream banking sector continues to invest in shady investments such as fossil fuels and nuclear weapons. However, a growing number of ethical alternatives makes it easier than ever to switch to a sustainable bank. The banking sector hasn’t been short of negative press in recent years. Widespread tax avoidance, excessive directors’ pay, investments in fossil fuels and nuclear weapons, are just some issues campaigners have targeted mainstream banks for.
This section focuses on shops or online platforms that sell a range of products, and how they tend to dominate the market by implementing a profit-first business model. We look at the power of corporations, how they tend to overlook ethics when it comes to tax and its workers. Are you boycotting Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Here’s why you should and what some companies are doing differently.