29 April 2019

How your phone can help you be more eco


“There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.”
– Annie Leonard, Proponent of Sustainability

That message is particularly important for all zero wasters out there. So it's great news that app developers started thinking about global warming and other ways we can all do our little bit to help.


Carbon Trim App Icon Food, travel, appliances. Everything has a carbon footprint.
Carbon Trim makes carbon footprints of daily choices easily available - whether it's eating a pizza, riding a car or using an oven!


VraiLogo.pngSince the weather is getting better and everyone is already thinking of weekend get aways and those sunny, summer days, why no do it in a mindful way? FairTrip helps locate homestays, local restaurants and activities for a more sustainable holiday.

Cover art sustainability@BU is the easy way to make your everyday habits more sustainable, on campus, at home, work, and play. The app organizes sustainability tips into Actions that you Buzz in the app when you do them in real-life.

Cover art OLIO - Connect with your neighbours and local shops so that surplus food, and other household items can be shared with each other, not thrown away. Everything on OLIO is free.

Cover artEco Clean app contains easy recipes and ideas which help you clean your home in a healthier, less toxic, more natural and more economical way.

Don't forget about all time favourites like eBay, Shpock and Gumtree. They are the best  to sell your unwanted items and buy second hand.

The best thing you can do though is, next time when you open your app store or play store simply search for sustainable apps, or eco versions of... clothing shopping. They are there!