The Rough Guide to Shopping With a Conscience

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Rough Guides, Feb 28, 2007 - Business & Economics - 344 pages
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Sweatshops, fair trade, climate change, ethical investment, organic food ... shopping can sometimes feel like a moral minefield. Which companies and products should we support or avoid? And which claims of social responsibility can we trust? The Rough Guide to Shopping with a Conscience cuts through the greenwash to answer these and many other questions. The Issues Do boycotts work? Is buying local better? How can we reduce our impact on global warming? The Products From coffee to cars, fish to furniture, pensions to plane tickets - the problems and the ethical options. The Companies Where to shop and what to look for in food, clothes, banks, travel agencies and much more. Packed full of information and with tips on how to do your own research, The Rough Guide to Shopping with a Conscience is the essential handbook for responsible consumers. Book jacket.

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User Review  - Sandi - Goodreads

This book is such an informative read. I recommend it to everyone who wants to be a better consumer. Beware... it may ruin the joy you have for ceratin things once you find out how terrible they are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Meredith - Goodreads

Horribly disappointing. I was looking for a balanced, research-based discussion of ethical consumerism, and most of the book was an extremely biased, zealous, one-sided tome on how George W. Bush was ... Read full review


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Peter Buckley and Duncan Clark have both worked at Rough Guides since the late Nineties. Experts in both computers and music, they are the authors of numerous computer-related titled a including the multi-million-selling Rough Guide to the Internet a and editors (respectively) of the Rough Guide to Rock and Classical Music.

Richie Unterberger is an established music journalist & frequent contributor to the" All Music Guide", "MOJO", and "Record Collector

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