Michael Mack 2021-06-02 13:25

Become More Sustainable with These 9 Apps

The topic of sustainability becomes more relevant with each day and everyone can do something to reduce waste. Being eco-conscious on a daily basis helps our planet tremendously and even small steps count. Besides obvious actions you can take, such as recycling, there are other ways you can become more eco-friendly. With the help of these 9 apps, you can easily bring sustainability into your life. 


Olio app screenshot

The first one of the sustainable apps on our list is called Olio. With the help of this service, you can quickly post photos of any items that you don’t need and want to share with others. This may include food, pieces of furniture, plans, cleaning supplies, and more. People who live in your area and use this app can see your posts and you may also find something for yourself. This useful app is available for Android and iOS devices.

Too Good To Go

Too Good To Go app screenshot

Another excellent service you should have on your phone is Too Good to Go, which can be installed on iOS and Android phones. It’s not a secret that restaurants and supermarkets have a lot of leftover food. When you install this app, you will be informed where you can get discounted meals and this food won’t go to waste. At the moment, this service helps provide thousands of meals a day in different countries.


ThredUp app screenshot

You may not realize but the fashion industry uses a lot of resources when manufacturing clothes. For this reason, buying second-hand clothes now only saves your wallet but also helps our environment. ThredUp is one of the great sustainable fashion apps. It offers you an online thrift store for free and even a styling feature that you can use for $10. You can use this app to find used clothes in good condition and also donate or sells your own items.


PaperKarma app screenshot

If you get a lot of paper junk mail to your doorsteps and you want to reduce this waste, you can do this with the help of the PaperKarma app. All you need to do is take photos of different mail that you don’t want to find in your mailbox. This can be donation requests, catalogs, or even mail from previous house owners. You can easily find the company that sends you mail in the app and unsubscribe.

Ecosia search engine

ecosia app screenshot

If you want to help the environment with literally zero effort, Ecosia search engine is something to consider. It is an extension for Chrome that uses the money received from ads to plant trees in different countries. Previously, this service has already used its profit to plant trees in Australia after devastating wildfires. Ecosia is transparent and you can look up their financial reports every month. You can install a mobile version of this service for your Android or iOS phone.


giki app screenshot

Those living in the UK can use an amazing service called Giki that allows you to quickly check whether something you want to buy is eco-friendly. The app is very convenient and has a scanner that you can use to check different products in the store.

When you use this scanner, you will be shown information related to how this item was produced, whether it was tested on animals or not, and also if its packaging can be recycled. If a certain product isn’t eco-friendly, Giki provides other options for you to consider. Another useful function is that you can add products that you like to your favorites. This application can be installed on iOS and Android devices.

There is an alternative for those who don’t live in the UK. You can try other eco-conscious applications with scanners, such as CodeCheck.


happycow app screenshot

There is plenty of research out there that suggests that carbon footprint can be significantly decreased by going on a vegan or vegetarian diet. If you already adhere to this lifestyle or you want to see what options you have when it comes to eating out, Happycow is just what you need on your smartphone.

This app designed for iOS and Android phones allows you to quickly find restaurants in different countries that offer vegetarian or vegan meals. All you have to do is enter the area where you want to search for places to eat. You can search restaurants in entire regions and cities or you can narrow it down to a specific zip code.


ihuerting app screenshot

A lot of people these days try growing their own vegetables and herbs. This allows you to know exactly what you eat, but it can also become quite a challenge. Growing your vegetables requires a lot of preparation and knowing exactly what you need to do and when. iHuerting is an Android and iOS app that will make the process a lot easier and smoother. It not only includes guidelines but you can also set reminders for when you need to fertilize, water, or cut your plants.

Think Dirty

Think Dirty app screenshot

Think Dirty is last but not least on this list. The app is a useful app for anyone but especially for those who are active users of beauty products and cosmetics. You can scan products when shopping and see whether they contain dangerous or toxic ingredients. The app will display you the so-called Dirty Meter and you will be able to see how different ingredients may affect your health. The application can be installed on Android and iOS phones.

Even the Smallest Steps Count

It may not seem like taking these steps every day is a lot, but if every person becomes more eco-conscious, we can certainly make a significant difference in the world. All the apps mentioned here are straightforward, well-designed, and make your life a lot easier in many ways.   

Do you use any of these apps or maybe you have some other suggestions? Tell us what you think in the comments below and share this article to spread the message.