Consumer Boycotts

How does an ethical consumer boycott work?


As a consumer, you have the right to peacefully exert pressure on corporations who do not meet ethical and health standards. An ethical consumer boycott, ethical consumer boycott australiawhen done effectively, is one way to exert this pressure. Boycotts can be particularly appropriate when governments and/or corporations are unwilling or incapable of introducing reforms.

They can also be especially empowering for consumers through the process of actively rejecting something produced or sold in an unethical and/or unsustainable way. Some of the most common boycotts in recent times have included things like Palm Oil, who’s industry is linked to major issues such as deforestation, habitat degradation, climate change, animal cruelty and indigenous rights abuses in the countries where it is produced.

We have an incomplete and growing list of products and services bought and sold in Australia, which fit the criteria for an economic boycott. Each product can be found within its own category. Boycotts have a long and noble history of contributing to progressive social change, as well as succeeding in their more immediate goals. Economic boycotts have and do work, but at the end of the day it always comes down to you (the consumer) to make the ethical choice. If you feel strongly about the cause, we recommend you share the information amongst your peers.

Please select one of the links below to explore the list

Israeli goods & services

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Unsustainable palm oil

Unsustainable palm oil

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Murdoch assetts

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Monsanto brands

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Cosmetic animal testing


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Human rights abusers

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Buycott – Barcode Scanner app

Buycott is an internet based, smart-phone application that reads Universal Product Codes (UPC) and displays corporate relationships to the consumer.  Vote with your wallet just like the millions of others who are taking action everyday!
Join crowd-sourced campaigns to get behind causes you care about
Scan barcodes when shopping to learn product history & make an informed decision
Get your message across by notifying the product owners of your decision

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