Stories to inspire you to make small changes

Sustainable, healthy diets made easy!

THE EASY WAY TO A SUSTAINABLE HEALTHY DIETGiki’s brand new hero badge has just gone live. It is a quick and easy way to identify the most sustainable, healthy products in a UK supermarket. If you decided to choose a basket of hero products, over a regular shopping...

Palm Oil Superhero, Jane Griffiths

PALM OIL SUPERHERO, JANE GRIFFITHSJane 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...

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 an increasingly popular way to reduce our environmental impact, for the meat eaters among us, going organic is also a good option to reduce impact.   As organic becomes more mainstream and available than ever before, there are some...

6 things you need to know about plastic

Thinking about cutting back your plastics impact? Here are some facts from Giki 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 recycle – if in...

5 simple ways to cut back on plastic

5 SIMPLE WAYS TO CUT BACK ON PLASTIC  When you go shopping, it soon becomes clear, we are surrounded by plastic. Meat is freeze packed in plastic. Yogurts come in plastic containers, biscuits in plastic wrappers, cereals in cardboard boxes, containing plastic...

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: Nov 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...

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 relying more on...

What is organic?

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

Simple but not simplistic

Many UK consumers want to shop more sustainably. They also want to buy healthier products and, increasingly, from brands that share a commitment to ethical principles such as corporate responsibility, fairness and transparency.  However, it’s incredibly...

Building Better Badges 4: 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 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...

Your guide to better plastics

Better plastics means: you can recycle it so it avoids going to landfill or our oceans; the product contains recycled material so it loses less virgin material; packaging has clear recycling instructions which boosts recycling rates