Stories to inspire you to make small changes

 

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...

Cutting down on sugar? Here’s your checklist

By Steph du Plooy and James Hand Cutting down on sugar is hard. It’s added to many of the everyday products we buy and sometimes called by a different name. If you're cutting down we’re going to help you find out: What to look out for Where to...

Better Badges Part 2

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 become more...

Recycle!

Recycling cuts waste to landfill; saves energy; uses less virgin resources; means less plastic in the ocean, AND it’s easy to do!

Sustainable Food – Your First Step

Do you know if your food has a low carbon footprint, whether your packaging is recyclable and whether it’s been responsibly sourced? More and more people are thinking about these, and other,  environmental questions when choosing their food as programmes...

#ditchthejunk with Giki’s new app

What’s in my deodorant? If you wash, spray on some deodorant and moisturise in the morning then you may well have exposed yourself to 75 chemicals1 before you’ve even left the bathroom. Add on some make-up and hair spray and you’re into the hundreds. Many of these...

E for Edible?

More and more of us are trying to eat clean or want more transparency about what is going into our food. As a result there is a lot of confusion about E-numbers and additives. Some of this is due to concerning evidence emerging such...

More than Organic

For most people organic means no chemical fertilizers and pesticides. It’s a great start but organic certification means much more than that. When you buy organic you also know that your food is not genetically modified, that strict animal welfare standards have been...

Dairy Free Milk

Plant based milks are suddenly popular. Going vegan, concerns about the environmental impact of dairy milk production and animal welfare are all reasons for making the switch. However, how sustainable and healthy are they?  Giki looks into some of the...

Our story so far

In late Spring 2018 Giki Social Enterprise will be launching our app and working to build an open community of people who are committed to sustainable consumption but who also need a little help in working out what that actually means in their...

Slave free chocolate is there any other kind?

The growth in ethical chocolate brands, one even marketing itself as slave free, raises an important issue for all of us. Do we really know the impact of the products we buy, how they are made and whether they've caused human or environmental damage?...

Less plastic no plastic better plastic?

Plastic, and its environmental impact, is in the headlines like never before.  At Giki we have found the more you look at our everyday products, the more and more plastic there is, and what can we, as consumers, do to encourage less plastic, no plastic, or...

How to spot ultra-processed food

Last week ultra-processed food was added to the list of things that we need to look out for in the supermarket. But what is ultra-processed food and, if we want to avoid it, how is it possible? Although ultra-processed foods hit the headlines last week...

Why we seem to care more about eggs than chickens

When you buy your steak, or a piece of chicken, how sure can you be that it fits with what’s important to you? Whether it’s high animal welfare standards, buying British, or avoiding excessive use of antibiotics, there are many issues that might influence...

Making Better Badges

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 become more...

Making your mind up about meat?

Vegananuary: Making your mind up about meat? As we approach the end of vegananuary, a celebration of plant-based, meat free eating, over 1.2 million UK residents are now choosing a vegetarian diet. Giki looks at some of the issues to consider when deciding...

Why recycling your coffee cup might not make sense

2.5 billion coffee cups are used every year, 500,000 of those are littered every day and only 1 in 400 is recycled. Perhaps it’s no surprise that takeaway coffee cups are the latest single use item to be getting bad press following the Environmental Audit...


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