Knowing where products come from informs our purchasing decisions. The more locally our goods are produced, the better it is for the environment; manufacturing and delivery processes involve less transport, they produce fewer emissions, less packaging and waste.
YouK makes it easy to shop consciously and locally. Discover thousands of products that are sustainably and ethically made in the UK.
Vegan brands are creating innovative and tasty plant-based food. Whilst it takes 15,500 litres of water to produce 1 kg beef, it only takes 180 litres for 1 kg tomatoes and 250 litres for 1 kg potatoes. Buy locally produced, vegan food to further reduce your impact.
Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance certified producers have high ethical and environmental standards throughout their supply chain. When you buy from an ethically certified brand, you increase their market share, encouraging other non-certified brands to rethink their policies.
Featured: Mazawattee Tea
The UK currently exports “around 75% of fish caught and landed in the UK, but we’re the ninth largest importer of fish in the world.” (MCS UK).
When purchasing fish, buy local and fresh-caught fish which supports the local fishing industry and cuts emissions?
Featured: Mourne Fishbox
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