There are a lot of helpful apps out there but sometimes it’s hard to know what ones would work for you.
Here are 5 eco-friendly apps for everyday that are worth a look.
The aim of this mobile application is to make recycling easier. It allows you to search for recycling locations, search for mail back recycling program, share recycling tips, view and track your environmental impact and more.
The RecycleNation App allows you to:
- Search for recycling locations in your area in the world’s largest single recycling database.
- Includes directions, hours of operation, contact information, additional materials accepted for recycling and more for each location.
- Get customized and timely alerts about recycling related events in your city.
For more information on the RecycleNation App, visit https://recyclenation.com/mobile.
EWG Healthy Living App
With this mobile application, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has given us ratings for more than 120,000 food and personal care products right at our fingertips.
It doesn’t get much easier than this:
- Scan a bar code.
- Review its rating.
- Pick the better choice.
On the app you can also browse over 140 EWG Verified products. According to EWG, “these products go above and beyond to meet EWG’s strictest health and transparency standards.”
For more information, visit http://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2016/04/new-earth-day-ewg-s-healthy-living-mobile-app.
The GiveO2 App is a carbon footprint tracker and it allows people to offset their carbon footprint automatically. According to GiveO2.com, “The application works with the phone’s GPS and so, you do not have to worry about typing in the miles manually. Despite the fact that this app takes advantage of your 3G connection and GPS capability, it does not take a toll on your battery life. This app shows that despite what most people say, you can make a difference in climate, regardless of how small it may be.”
Also, through the app, you can get discounts and rewards at participating retailers for reducing your footprint or even choose from a multitude of sustainable projects across the globe to offset transportation-related emissions.
To find out more information about the GiveO2 App, visit http://www.giveo2.com/.
This mobile application allows you to avoid products from companies that support questionable practices and allows you to spend your dollars with companies that support causes you believe in like human rights issues or the environment.
When you’re shopping you scan the product barcode and information comes up about the product history giving you the knowledge needed to make an informed decision about your purchase.
I love this app so much. It makes me feel like I’m able to be even more thoughtful about where my dollar goes.
For more information about the Buycott App, visit http://www.buycott.com/ and join one of their campaigns today.
This mobile application was launched by Ocean Conservancy and Invoke and it helps you make simple, sustainable lifestyle choices.
This app gives you weekly green living tips. From the site, “Each tip comes with a customizable alert and is designed to conveniently help transform your habits, save you money and help you live a greener, healthier life by reducing your trash impact.”
For more information about the Rippl App, visit http://www.oceanconservancy.org/do-your-part/rippl.html.