Stories to inspire you to make small changes

Hero Products: July 2019

NEW HERO PRODUCT BADGEFinding sustainable and healthy products in the supermarket remains a challenge for many consumers. A sea of plastic, unhealthy food with high levels of salt and sugar and difficulty knowing whether a product is having a negative environmental...

Michelle Allmark West: Greening Our Schools

GREENING OUR SCHOOLS Michelle Allmark West doesn’t dream small. She wants to create a community of the greenest schools in Harpenden. But that is not enough. After getting Harpenden schools on board, she wants to recruit schools across Hertfordshire to join the...

How to get tougher on supermarket packaging

HOW TO GET TOUGHER ON SUPERMARKET PACKAGINGHOW 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...

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 products,...

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 what you can...

5 simple ways to cut back on plastic

5 SIMPLE WAYS TO CUT BACK ON PLASTICHere are two good reasons to join the MSC Plastic Free challenge: The UK generates around 4 million tonnes per year of packaging waste 1 in 3 fish caught for human consumption contain plastic When you go shopping, it soon becomes...

Better Packaging: June 2019

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...

How to do the Palm Oil Audit

How to make sure your cupboards don’t contain palm oil linked to deforestation and the destruction of wildlife.https://youtu.be/o_P7x_loYE4

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...

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?

 Find out what organic means for you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFx56Qb4oII&feature=youtu.be  

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...

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...