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...


Hi @NestleUKI didn’t hear back - would love your take on this https://t.co/9vJn8kZqpW
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We’d love to eat @QualityStreetUK at Christmas 🎄, but we don’t, because @NestleUKI don’t use #sustainable #PalmOil. @Nestle please change to sustainable palm. #PalmOilAudit #GreenChristmas #Nestle #FightforOurWorld #SustainableChristmas #Orangutans https://t.co/V0qeajcSbf

Are you looking for some last minute gifts for your girlfriend? 🎁Here are some good tips which avoid chemicals like #parabens and #formaldehyde @BreastCancer_UK @breastcancernow
#DitchtheJunk #preventbreastcancer #reduceyourrisk #healthyliving #phthalates #triclosan https://t.co/UgEs6sf9hX
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Thanks Matt, hoping to make sustainability easier https://t.co/Dqcewh8ueu

Did you know lots of packaged breads, rolls and savoury bakery goods contain #PalmOil? 🌴 Here are some brands which use #sustainable palm oil. #Deforestation #Forests #DeforestationFree @RSPOtweets @OrangutansSOS https://t.co/8ryQmY9V7F gikibadges photo

That’s right. For the moment we cover UK supermarket products, but as a lot are companies with global reach, you can join our #PalmOilAudit https://t.co/SLkzuHXeix https://t.co/bkTXiMrWoP