Want to integrate sustainable habits into your everyday life? These sustainable apps will bring you one step closer. They cover everything from food to fashion, technology and more. Let’s dive in…
The BBC has reported that we spend a staggering 4.8 hours on our phones everyday. With this in mind, it makes sense to integrate some good habits into our usual scrolling sessions.
Sustainable apps have undergone a boom over the past few years, with people wanting to take easy, simple steps to help them live more sustainably. Apps bring us convenience with the ability to action something in a matter of clicks – and at the end of the day, if something is convenient for us, we’re much more likely to do it. Let’s make the most of using apps as a force for good.
Without further ado, here are 5 apps to help you love a more sustainable lifestyle…
As the name suggests, Too Good To Go is an app designed to minimise food waste. It allows you buy food and drink from local restaurants, bakeries and cafes that would otherwise gone to waste. According to WRAP, food waste contributes to 8-10% of man-made greenhouse gas emissions globally, meaning it isn’t something to ignore. The cool thing about Too Good To Go is that it’s a lucky dip – sometimes you’ll be expecting a sandwich, but end up coming home with four sandwiches and a cake!
Did you know that deleting your junk mail can help reduce your carbon footprint? A single newsletter generates approximately 10 grams of CO2 – and just 10% of the newsletters in your inbox are actually opened. Luckily, Cleanfox is an app designed to combat this. Simply connect your mailbox, choose the newsletters you want to delete and voilà! Not only will you be helping the planet, but you’ll also get a grasp on your overflowing inbox, making it a win-win scenario.
If you want to use a piece of electrical equipment without shelling out lots of money, give Fat Llama a go. It’s an app that enables you to rent high value electrical equipment from people in the area. Think photography equipment, drones, sewing machines, projectors for a movie night – the list goes on. We all know that renting items is a much better option for minimising our impact on the planet and it’ll save you a few bob in the process too.
Although vegetarian and vegan options are on the rise, it can still be a struggle to find eateries that cater to this – especially if you’re in a new city, in the UK or abroad. If this is something you struggle with, Happy Cow is a must. It compiles all the vegetarian and vegan spots nearby, but it doesn’t stop there. You can scroll through reviews and even engage with the veggie and vegan community on there, meaning you can get down-low on the best spots in town.
If you’re wanting to break up with fast fashion, or at least reduce the amount of new clothes you buy, Vinted is a great option. It’s an app that allows users to buy and sell clothes and accessories second-hand. Recently, Love Island ditched their fast fashion sponsor to promote more sustainable fashion, which has allowed apps like Vinted to have their time to shine. There’s never been a better time to de-clutter your wardrobe and treat yourself to something new in a way that’s sustainable – no one should have to give up their love of shopping after all!
Making simple changes to live a more sustainable lifestyle can make all the difference when it comes to minimising our impact on the planet. Living sustainably doesn’t have to mean sacrificing the things you enjoy doing, rather, it means living more harmoniously with the environment by buying more responsibly, as well as lending and reusing items to extend their lifespan. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are a great place to start if you want to learn more about the ins and outs of sustainable living.
There are plenty more sustainable apps that could be added to this list and we hope these have been a good start. If you happen to be a business wanting to collaborate with a sustainable marketing agency, feel free to reach out!
People Devote a Third of Waking Time to Mobile Apps https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-59952557
Why Sustainable Lifestyles Matter: https://www.unep.org/explore-topics/resource-efficiency/what-we-do/sustainable-lifestyles/why-sustainable-lifestyles
WRAP Action On Food Waste: https://wrap.org.uk/taking-action/food-drink/actions/action-on-food-waste