Thanks to technology, sustainable living has never been more accessible and easy to learn about. Below, I’ve rounded up a collection of the best apps to help you offset your carbon footprint and discover sustainable living tips.
Too Good To Go
Each year, 1/3 of food produced in the world goes to waste. Too Good To Go is the number one food waste app, enabling you to save perfectly good, surplus food from your local stores.
Good On You
The global fashion industry is notorious for its role in creating pollution, waste and committing human rights abuses. Tackling this, the brand rating app, Good on You, allows you to discover ethical and sustainable fashion brands. Want to know if your favourite fashion brand is ethical, or simply want to discover some new brands that adhere to your values? Good on You has your back.
Featured by the BBC and the Guardian, Kitche is an app designed to save you food waste and money at home. After scanning your receipts, Kitche will design you personalised recipe plans with the ingredients you have in the house and warn you to use products before they go bad.
Deliciously Ella – the wellness blogger turned entrepreneur – has created an app which is not only home to a vast collection of delicious recipes for a plant-based diet, but also offers advice on sleep, exercise, mindfulness and water consumption. Good for you, good for the planet.
My Plastic Diary
Looking to reduce your plastic intake? My Plastic Diary could be your solution, helping you reduce your plastic consumption by showing a breakdown of the type of plastics you’re buying and offering suggestions of non-plastic alternatives.
We’re all aware of the dangers of rising CO2 emissions. We’re less aware of how we can prevent them. However, Capture is an easy and comprehensive way to reduce your carbon footprint – giving you non-judgemental updates on your CO2 journey whilst providing tips and articles to help you reach your goals.
Learn the science behind your cosmetics by simply scanning their barcode to reveal a breakdown of their ingredients. To minimise unwanted chemicals in your beauty routine, download Think Dirty.
Ecosia is the perfect search engine app to replace Google, with its profits made from ads being invested into the environment. Their promise to you? For every 45 searches you make, Ecosia will plant a tree. I’ve written an separate post on Ecosia, so click here for more information.