By Katherine Latham
Business reporter

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image copyrightKimberley Birdimage captionKimberley Bird says that we should all aim to make small changes

Kimberley Bird says the coronavirus pandemic has turned her into a more ethical, more environmentally-conscious consumer. And she is far from alone.

"This year has really kicked my awareness into overdrive," says the 32-year-old, from Yeovil, in the South West of England.

"I look at products I'm using, and find more environmentally-friendly alternatives," she says. "And I reuse whatever I can. Anything I don't need, I donate or give away."

With Covid-19 and the resulting lockdowns increasing work and financial insecurities for many of us, you might think that we have had to quietly drop our ethical and environmental concerns when shopping.