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Guide to ethical cleaning products

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We deploy a battery of cleaning products — liquids, creams and powders — in the battle against germs and grime. But what is the effect of these substances on our health and the environment? Is this chemical warfare a necessary evil? And if not, what are the natural alternatives?

In the following article we will guide you through the issues, so that you know what to look for and what to avoid when you are buying cleaning products.

In this article

The effects of chemicals used in cleaning products
Environmental impact
Other ethical issues
A more natural approach
Ethical ranking tables
Ethical accreditations
Summary

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Extinction Rebellion Targets The Murdoch Press

On Saturday morning, Extinction Rebellion (XR) blockaded three printing works owned by Rupert Murdoch, delaying the distribution of several national newspapers. Activists blocked roads at the sites in Hertfordshire, Merseyside and North Lanarkshire. The action affected Murdoch-owned News Corp titles the Sun, Times, Sun on Sunday and Sunday Times, as well as the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, and the London Evening Standard.

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