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The Best Sustainability Apps

By Jil Carrara
01.01.19

Here are our favourite sustainable apps to download for 2019.

If you’re looking to go greener in the new year but aren’t exactly sure on where to start and maybe need some gentle reminders, these are our favourite sustainability apps to help you start making small changes to your everyday life. From finding refillable tap water stations around you, to helping fight food waste and sharing the positive changes you are making with a like-minded community, these apps will have you covered throughout the year. 

 

OLIO
OLIO is an app designed to combat food waste, so whether your neighbour or a local business is trying to get rid of perfectly ripe tomatoes, these can easily land on your plate just in time for your next meal. 

Too Good To Go: End Food Waste
By the same token, the Too Good To Go app helps restaurants, bakeries and supermarkets combat food waste by making meals available for £2-4 that would otherwise go to waste. The food is made ready for you to collect at a designated time et voilá - you've got your next meal sorted. 

GoodGuide
This app makes it easy for your to find ethical and environmentally-friendly products on-the-go. It provides scientific health, environemntal and social ratings on a huge database of products. Browse ingredients, nutrional value, health effects of chemicals and disocver alternatives with this easy tool. 

Oroeco
Oroeco automatically allows you to track your impact on the climate with a powerful footprint calculator. Perfect for understanding where you are already doing well and where there is room for improvement. 

JouleBug 
JouleBug makes it easy for you to implement more sustainable habits into your everyday life with tips and a social network to connect with a likeminded community. As if that wasn't enough, you’re awarded points with each positive action that correlates to the impact its had on your wallet and environment. 

Tap 
Find water refill stations near you anywhere in the world with Tap, so you don’t have to buy a single-use plastic bottle ever again. Just don't forget your reusable bottle at home! 

HappyCow 
This app helps you find veggie and vegan restaurants near you anywhere - trust us, it’s been saviour on many occasions. Basically your best friend when travelling.

Giki
Giki allows you to use your smartphone's camera to scan products at the supermarket to see how sustainable they are. Get educated about the products you're buying fast.

Good On You
If you find it frustrating how hard it is to find information on how sustainable your clothing is, look no further than Good On You. This app rates how ethical apparel brands are out of five using labour, environmental effect, and animal usage as its criteria. The app also gives a very thorough list of brands that they rate well so when you find out your favourite place to buy jeans is not so great, you can find an awesome alternative.

iHuerting
iHuerting calls itself an Urban Farming Assistant, meaning it helps you grow your very own garden - even if you live in a city. The app will remind you when to water and fertilize your plants, as well as give you solutions to any problems you may find. It also provides recipes for delicious meals you can make.

SDGs In Action
This app provides information about the Sustainable Development Goals that the United Nations has put in place, and will keep you updated on news or changes pertaining to any of them. The app also tells you about events near you that you can participate in to support your favourite SDGs.

Think Dirty
This app is a must-have for any makeup lover. Think Dirty allows you to learn about any toxic or unethical ingredients in all your cosmetics and toiletries just by scanning the items. The app will also give you cleaner alternatives.

CoGo - Connecting Good
CoGo (as the name might imply) connects you to sustainable, ethical businesses so you can know that you're putting your money towards good-for-the-earth purchases. This app will allow you to discover tons of new businesses that are doing great things.

Fat Llama
We all already know that buying new is not the best option for the environment. Fat Llama is a new app that creates a marketplace among individuals in which to share or rent items. This is especially helpful when you only need to use an item a few times!

Looking for more great apps? See our favourite wellness apps

And if you're looking for the best way to implement sustainability bit by bit into your everyday life, try our 12 swaps for 12 months of 2019. 

The Best Sustainability Apps