Stories to inspire you to make small changes

 

Building Better Badges Part 6

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 Part V – 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  

Your guide to a last minute, eco-friendly picnic

Love a last-minute picnic, but aren’t sure how to keep it eco-friendly? We’ve put together a fun list of eco-friendly picnic bites which only require a quick trip to the supermarket. The best alfresco gatherings are spontaneous affairs that only occur when...

6 things you need to know about plastic

Thinking about cutting back your plastics impact? Here are some new facts from Giki analytics on plastic packaging and recycling: Just one quarter of packaging used in fresh fruit and veg is currently marked as recyclable. This makes it hard to work out...

Building Better Badges Part IV – the perfect recyclable packaging

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...

Three ways to entertain your kids in the supermarket

Ever wish your supermarket shop was more like this... And less like this? Sick of disagreements about what to buy? Want your children to be more like this when you pick them the healthiest products? Try out these three challenges for your kids in the supermarket, to...

Building Better Badges Part 3 – Bru’d in Scotland

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 the Giki app to help support our users in their quest to buy more...


The complexity of Palm Oil - thanks Mel!💚 https://t.co/eEwN4UTBFP

It's not just the #Orangutan threatened by #deforestation and #PalmOil🌴 The Bornean Pygmy #Elephant🐘 is also endangered and there are just 1500 left. Make sure your all your soaps, shampoos, and treats use #SustainablePalmOil. Do the #PalmOilAudit 💚
https://t.co/SUVfQ92sZZ https://t.co/aw5SIYbA7T
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#PalmOil has 250 different names. Keen to look out for it in your soaps and cosmetics?🌴 You might find it there as Palmatic acid. Join the #PalmOilAudit to learn more @OrangutansSOS 💚🌞 https://t.co/SLMGLPebFL gikibadges photo

UK Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies says buy #meat with low #antibiotic use to avoid risk of putting #medicine back to the dark ages where common procedures become too dangerous to perform and treatable conditions become life threatening. Support high #AnimalWelfare https://t.co/IgZCgS0rLY gikibadges photo

Want to know more about #PalmOil and be sure that your biscuits, shampoos, chocolates, cakes, bread, sauces and even your hand creams aren't affecting the #Orangutan with #deforestation? Join the #PalmOilAudit https://t.co/aOjNnjv4as @OrangutansSOS @bornean_OU @orangutans

Think there's nothing you can do about #deforestation? 🌴Think again. Here are some biscuit brands with sustainable #PalmOil.💚 To find out more, join the #PalmOilAudit
https://t.co/SUVfQ92sZZ to get #Orangutan friendly cupboards🐵 https://t.co/6L34M8sC6h
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