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Best Environmental Apps

Best Environmental Apps

This week I thought I would tell you my favourite (free!) apps to help you be more sustainable. From reducing food-waste to telling you how ethical your favourite clothing brands are, these apps are the best I’ve found to help me on my journey.

Good on You:

This is a great app which informs you about how ethical different clothing brands are. From H&M to Missguided it breaks down into different sections (including labour, environment and animal) so you can see how ethical your favourite brands are. The best part of this app is that it then provides you with more ethical brands that you can browse, filtering it by price or item to help limit your search.

Download the app here.

Refill:

Refill is a great app which tells you where the nearest places to fill up your water bottle are. Simply put in your location and it will give you lots of options nearby. This is a handy tool to help you reduce (and hopefully eliminate) your plastic bottle usage.

Download the app here.

Olio:

Olio is a fairly new app but great for reducing food waste. The idea is that people put on food that they no longer want on the app and then you can go and collect it, preventing it from being wasted. The app also works with Pret and Starbucks who put their surplus food on the app for people to collect, so keep an eye out for some free food!

Download the app here.

Zero Waste Collective:

This is a great app which tells you where your local zero-waste shops and events are, keeping you in the loop with all of the environmental events happening in your community. It’s a great way to locate places, especially if you’re new to trying to reduce your waste, I would definitely recommend this app if you’re looking for local businesses and events to support.

Download the app here.

Too Good To Go:

Too Good to Go is another app at the forefront of trying to reduce food waste. They work with different restaurants (including Yo Sushi amongst others) to offer heavily discounted surplus food for you to buy and pickup. This is an awesome way to prevent excess food going straight to landfill.

Download the app here.

Think Dirty:

This app is focused on the different chemicals used in your health and beauty products, and the detrimental impact they have on your health and the environment. It has a whole list of products you can look through, but the best part is the scanning function which allows you to scan a product and then it will display all of the information for you. Its colour coded system makes it easy to identify what is in each product, without you needing to be an expert.

Download the app here.

Trash Nothing:

Trash Nothing is an app where you can look through (and post your own) unwanted items to give them a new life. This is a great way to reuse things and to have a look to see if you can get an item second hand before buying new.

Download the app here.

Ecosia:

Ecosia is a great app and web browser add on which plants a tree for roughly every 45 searches. This app is amazing as all you have to do is search the web to make a difference to the environment.

Download the app here.

Let me know which of these apps is your favourite, and which you find the most useful, as well as any other apps which have helped you to become more sustainable!

Hannah x

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