How it works

Add Beagle to your browser

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Completely free & safe!

Pick your preferences

Pick what “better” means to you

Care more about plastic than animals? Fine by us!

Shop like normal

Shop just like normal

No need to change your ways, we adapt to your shopping habits.

We will show better products

We’ll find better!

When we find sustainable alternatives to the products you see, we’ll pop up.

Questions

How do I shop sustainably using The Beagle Button browser extension?

It’s as simple as adding The Beagle Button to your browser, e.g. Chrome, Firefox or Edge in just two clicks. A small Beagle Button icon will appear at the top of your browser. Then, simply shop as normal. When you’re on a product or service page, if we have a better alternative, we’ll pop up and tell you.

How do you find the best sustainable brands?

As you would expect, the team at Beagle are barking mad about sustainable shopping. We spend our waking hours searching for the best products online, and our sleeping hours dreaming about them. We’ve defined 5 key pillars of sustainability, and all of our products contribute to one or more.

These pillars are: Minimising Emissions, Reducing Waste, Supporting Workers, Protecting Animals, Avoiding Chemicals. We prioritise products with low emissions as the climate crisis is an emergency which holds the biggest threat to humans and nature globally.

We find products that support these pillars, using an evidence-based approach, using the latest data available and leveraging existing certifications wherever possible to make sure that these brands are really as good as they say they are. You can read more detail about our process in our dedicated blog post.

What exactly does sustainability mean when shopping online?

Great question! Many people have defined it in different ways and some have taken advantage of the vagueness of the term to “greenwash” shoppers. We define sustainability as products or services which minimise their impact on the planet, on people and on animals. We are particularly keen to find products that lower emissions as the climate crisis needs urgent attention. The great news is that brands who have put in the effort to lower their emissions have usually thought hard about all the aspects of their impact, from working conditions, chemicals to animal welfare. We know that everyone has aspects of sustainability that they are particularly passionate about. Within the Beagle Button extension, you can select your preferences and we will suggest alternatives that best match those preferences.

I’m a sustainable retailer and I’d like you to feature my green products.

We’d love to hear from you! Please complete our brand partners signup form and let us know more about yourself. We’ll review all brands and products, applying our sustainability criteria to ensure they are genuinely good products for our users and for the planet.

The Beagle Button is free - how does it make money?

Yes, Beagle is free for users! Instead of charging users to use it or selling their data, we take a small commission from the sustainable retailers that we have approved.

We never have, or will, accept payments from retailers who want to be listed, or to be prioritised, as our research process to find the best, most sustainable products in each category is completely independent. There’s no upfront cost to retailers - we only get paid when a user chooses to go with our recommendation and clicks through to buy that brand.

How do you plant your trees, and how many have you planted so far?

We partner with Ecologi to plant our trees, and you can see how many trees we have planted on their site.

How do preferences work?

Within your account in the Beagle Button, you can select the sustainability tags which mean the most to you. E.g. “Plastic Free”, “Vegan”, “Locally Made”. Then when you’re browsing online, we’ll dig into our database of products and services to find an alternative that best matches your preferences. We’re working super hard to build our database out, but there may be times where we don’t have an alternative that perfectly matches the specific preferences you have selected. In this case, we’ll show you the next best alternatives that we have. Rest assured, anything that we show you has still been rigorously tested to ensure it matches our sustainability criteria.

How do I shop for vegan products?

Download the Beagle Button extension, click the Beagle icon to open the extension window and press the profile icon in the top left corner and select “Pick your preferences”. Select the vegan icon. You will now see more vegan alternatives whenever we have one available.

How do I shop for plastic-free products?

Download the Beagle Button extension, click the Beagle icon to open the extension window and press the profile icon in the top left corner and select “Pick your preferences”. Select the plastic-free icon. You will now see more plastic-free alternatives whenever we have one available.

How do I shop for cruelty-free products?

Download the Beagle Button extension, click the Beagle icon to open the extension window and press the profile icon in the top left corner and select “Pick your preferences”. Select the cruelty-free icon. You will now see more cruelty-free alternatives whenever we have one available.

How do I shop for organic products?

Download the Beagle Button extension, click the Beagle icon to open the extension window and press the profile icon in the top left corner and select “Pick your preferences”. Select the organic icon. You will now see more organic alternatives whenever we have one available.

How do I shop for long-lasting products?

Download the Beagle Button extension, click the Beagle icon to open the extension window and press the profile icon in the top left corner and select “Pick your preferences”. Select the long-lasting icon. You will now see more long-lasting alternatives whenever we have one available.

How do I shop for ethically made products?

Download the Beagle Button extension, click the Beagle icon to open the extension window and press the profile icon in the top left corner and select “Pick your preferences”. Select the ethically-made icon. You will now see more ethically-made alternatives whenever we have one available.

How do I shop for low-carbon products?

Download the Beagle Button extension, click the Beagle icon to open the extension window and press the profile icon in the top left corner and select “Pick your preferences”. Select the low-carbon icon. You will now see more low-carbon alternatives whenever we have one available.

How do I shop for products from women-run businesses?

Download the Beagle Button extension, click the Beagle icon to open the extension window and press the profile icon in the top left corner and select “Pick your preferences”. Select the women-run icon. You will now see more women-run product alternatives whenever we have one available.

How do I shop for products that give back?

Download the Beagle Button extension, click the Beagle icon to open the extension window and press the profile icon in the top left corner and select “Pick your preferences”. Select the gives back icon. You will now see more alternatives that give back whenever we have one available.

How do I shop for products made in the UK?

Download the Beagle Button extension, click the Beagle icon to open the extension window and press the profile icon in the top left corner and select “Pick your preferences”. Select the made in UK icon. You will now see more made in UK product alternatives whenever we have one available.

How do I shop for products made by minority-owned companies?

Download the Beagle Button extension, click the Beagle icon to open the extension window and press the profile icon in the top left corner and select “Pick your preferences”. Select the minority-owned icon. You will now see more alternatives from minority-owned companies whenever we have one available.

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