Stories to inspire you to make small changes

 

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...

100 Calorie Snacking

Half of the sugar that children eat comes from snacks and sugary drinks and Change4Life’s new campaign wants to help parents cut back.  Their solution – snacks with no more than 100 calories and max 2 per day. But what does this actually mean in practice?...

Go Natural – 6 beauty ideas for Christmas

The rows of beauty products can be somewhat overwhelming, especially if you are buying a present for someone else. So why not choose based on what matters to you, or to the person you are buying for? Whether it's avoiding chemicals, no animal testing, or...

How to find healthy cereals

High sugar in cereal has got a lot of attention recently. Not surprisingly, as kids only need 2-3 bowls of some of the highest sugar cereals to get their full daily sugar quota – and that’s by 8 in the morning.  The amount of sugar recommended for children...

Simpleweb and Giki

New release: Giki helps you find products in line with your values Our partners at Simpleweb have written a blog about Giki including some of the functionality in the new app. Click on their logo below.

5 Feel Good Breakfast Cereals

Top choices to help you feel good for breakfast Ever stood in the supermarket aisle surrounded by hundreds of cereal packs, mobile phone ringing and kids hanging off you and just wanted a quick, easy, simple choice? Which ones are low in sugar, better for...


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