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#fair trade

# fair-trade - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Photos: A look inside the world of Fair Trade and the people behind it in Ghana

Fair Trade is an arrangement designed to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions.

# fair-trade - Friday 1 February, 2019

Simply refusing a straw with your cocktail isn't going to do much to reduce the world's plastic consumption

A ban on single-use plastics in Ireland won’t make a dent in ocean plastic pollution, while just five developing nations are the source of most of the pollution, writes Barry Dunning.

# fair-trade - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Would you pay more for ethically sourced cocaine?

Because cocaine is illegal, if people choose to use it they have little choice but to indirectly support organised crime and human trafficking, experts argue.

# fair-trade - Monday 6 March, 2017

Column: 'If Ethiopia started to develop its coffee industry, it could trade its way out of poverty'

About 100 million people rely on coffee for their livelihood but they’re not always getting a fair deal, writes Killian Stokes.

# fair-trade - Monday 24 February, 2014

Column: What was once called 'the white gold' is no longer a source of hope

In the past three years, sales of Fairtrade cotton in Europe has fallen – leaving those who produce it without the support needed to build a better future, writes Dunstan Burke.

# fair-trade - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

World's biggest food companies 'failing millions of people'

Research by Oxfam shows ten of the world’s largest companies are ranking low in terms of ethical standards.

# fair-trade - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Column: Our ‘green’ ideals fizzle out in the face of everyday life

We may think we care about the environment – but our commitment stops as soon as we’re asked to pay, writes Dermot McNally.