UK sales of ethical products increase

Sales of organic and fair-trade food products in the UK will hit 2bn in 2006 according to a new report released by Mintel, a retail analyst firm.
 
Should the prediction turn out to be accurate, then total spend on organic and fair-trade products would have grown 62% since 2002.

For example, three-quarters of the 1,007 consumers surveyed said that they thought it was their "duty" to recycle waste products, up from 65% in 2002. undefined undefined undefined undefined undefined undefined undefined undefined undefined undefined

Higher incomes and a greater choice of products have helped boost sales of organic and fair-trade goods, along with a greater awareness of the issues surrounding the sourcing of products.

The company said that about 70 fairtrade and fair deal products were launched in 2005 alone, compared with 25 in 2002.
 
Also see the Fair Deal certification for related information.