Stories to inspire you to make small changes

 

How to get tougher on supermarket packaging

How can the Better Packaging badge help me? Did you know that well over 95%* of all supermarket products use some kind of packaging and although we can all recognise what we buy by brand and price, it’s often much harder to differentiate in terms of the environmental...

Better Packaging

New Better Packaging badge takes over from Recyclable Packaging   Half of Britons feel guilty about the amount of plastic they use according to a recent survey and we hear the same from our users across the country. As a result we are getting tougher on...

Lucy Payne tells Giki about what she is changing for the environment

Lucy Payne has recently decided it is time to get a happy balance in her home. Inspired by a voice we all know and love, she has decided to set her life on a new path:  ‘David Attenborough is a legend!’ Lucy tells Giki. ‘I watched his documentary, Climate Change – The...

Stow Primary Sorting out Plastics in Stow

It was when the children at Stow Primary School in the Scottish Borders first heard about Monty Bailey that they decided it was time to take a stand too. Monty, an 8 year old from New Zealand had taken on Fullers, a ferry company operating in New Zealand. He persuaded...

Palm oil superhero: Jane Griffiths

Jane Griffiths first heard about palm oil when the Iceland advert was banned last year. It showed a baby orangutan who had lost his home due to palm oil related deforestation. Before long Jane had bought an orangutan cuddly toy for her grandson to take to school for...

Building Better Badges November 2018

Building Better Badges Part 6 – bugs and other improvements Giki’s aim is to inspire people to make small, regular changes which are good for them, better for the environment and fairer to others. We also look to make small, regular changes to Giki in order to help...

Building Better Badges – Sustainable Palm Oil badge

Giki’s aim is to inspire people to make small, regular changes which are good for them, better for the environment and fairer to others. We also look to make small, regular changes to Giki in order to help support our users in their quest to buy more sustainably. Here...

4 ways to wash your hair – without the risky chemicals

Many more of us are searching out more natural, lower chemical haircare, for health or environmental reasons, or just because we prefer them – so Giki set out to find the facts. How easy is it for us to find these products in the supermarket or on the high...

Which chemicals are hiding in our make-up?

They make us sparkle, glow and even radiate. They cover up the blemishes, hide our spots or camouflage our bags. But while they make us feel beautiful on the outside, can we be confident about their effects on our insides! As part of Breast Cancer UK’s...

The hidden benefits of going organic

Although plant-based diets are getting all the credit these days, the carnivores among us can also do their bit for the environment simply by going organic. With supermarket-own brands providing the widest and most sustainable and ethical organic meat...

What’s hiding in your children’s bathtub?

Do you think that children’s products are appropriate for children? As a mother I did but recent research here at Giki suggests this is not necessarily the case. We looked at over 100 children’s bathing products, which you can buy in the supermarket, and...

Organic goes mainstream

Organic farming has been around since farming began – indeed all farming until pretty recently was organic. But with the industrial revolution came inorganic methods using chemicals, and increased mechanisation lent itself to farming larger areas and...

What is organic?

What does it mean when a product is organic? Watch our short video to find out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFx56Qb4oII&feature=youtu.be  


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