Plastics and veganism: The new ethical frontiers

If you follow the rise of the ethical consumer for long enough, you become a little jaded because the rise tends to be followed by a dip.

The deadly collapse of a clothing factory complex in Bangladesh? Consumers say they will think more carefully about where their clothes come from - and then go back to buying cheap fast fashion online.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 17, 2019, with the headline 'Plastics and veganism: The new ethical frontiers'. Subscribe