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5 Apps To Help You Live A More Sustainable Life

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Making your life more sustainable can be made so much easier with our phone apps below. They do everything from reminding you about the dos and don’t’s of recycling and how to reduce waste at meal time.

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Help protect our planet with these sustainable apps

iRecycle

Recycling is important but complicated. So check out the iRecycle app to uncomplicate it with the latest information from Earth 911‘s database, this app will provide you with the information you need.  Covering a range of topics and answering questions from How many times can something be recycled? To what do you do with things like batteries, electronics, and plastic bags that would otherwise go in the trash.

No Waste

Are you often repurchasing goods that are already in your fridge? If the answer is yes check out this food inventory app No Waste It will help you keep track of everything in your kitchen—and its expiration date—to keep you from buying more than you’ll eat. Yes, it takes time to input everything but once you have it up and going then it’s relatively easy to use.  The app also lets you manage grocery lists and meal plans, and sends you a notification when something is about to go bad to cut down on food waste. According to the app, you can save up to $1,000 annually and waste fewer hours in the grocery store each year just by keeping better track of what you already have.

Literatti

Jeff Kirschner created Litterati to encourage people to clean up the world bit by bit, every day. Every time you pick up trash, you can log it into the app to help build out a comprehensive global database that’s helping companies better package their products and communities better handle their waste streams. It will make you mindful not to litter and the planet will thank you.

Oroeco

Perfect for helping you bring down your carbon footprint. Step one: Calculate your carbon footprint on Oroeco. Step two: Bring it way down. This app provides easy, personalised tips that can help you make your lifestyle less taxing on the environment. You can sync it up to Mint so it automatically updates with every purchase you make, or connect it to Facebook to challenge your friends and see who can reach the lowest score.

Joulebug

This digital green community is constantly being updated with little tips and challenges to get you to make every aspect of your routine more sustainable. Joulebug is useful for all levels of greenies from beginners to pros, and it gamifies environmental action to get users addicted to doing good.

Robyn Foyster

Written by Robyn Foyster

Robyn Foyster is an award-winning journalist and former Editor-In-Chief of The Australian Women's Weekly. She is also the owner and publisher of Women Love Tech, Game Changers and The Carousel. Robyn is the owner and founder of a tech business called AR tech, where she helped create the world's first AR community shopping app called Sweep and her team produced the 2018 Vivid app. She is a speaker and a judge of the Telstra Business Awards and Mumbrella Awards. Robyn is passionate about supporting women in STEM.

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