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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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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