Smartphone apps that will help you live a greener lifestyle

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A lot of us spend an awful lot of time on our phones, so why not use some of that time to help the planet. Below is a list of Android and iPhone apps to help you live a more eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle.


Allows you to plant a tree for free every day just by watching a short advert. You can also see how much of an impact you’ve made and what percentage of your carbon emissions you’ve absorbed. Click here find out more.


Provides a platform for you to share unwanted food and other items with your community or to pick up leftover goods from stores or catering suppliers for free. ​​All you have to do is list what you have available, take a photo of it, and share your location with other users. Click here to find out more.

Greener Living Apps


Similar to Olio, in which it aims to cut down on food waste, TooGoodToGo allows businesses like restaurants, supermarkets, and cafes to sell heavily discounted bags of food that would otherwise be thrown out. Using the app you see all the places nearby that have food on offer and when you can pick it up. Click here to find out more.


Allows you to scan receipts and barcodes, keep track of your weekly shopping, make notes of what you already own, plan meals, and get automatic alerts when food is about to expire. Click here to find out more.


Because recycling rules differ from council to council, it can be confusing knowing what can be recycled which can lead to some people putting stuff in the general waste bin even though it can be recycled. Scrapp enables users to scan barcodes to obtain locally-accurate recycling information, and log new items to help other users recycle better. Click here to find out more.


Vinted is a sustainable fashion app and online marketplace where users buy and sell used and new fashion, apparel, bags, shoes and accessories. Buying second-hand clothes is an easy way to look stylish at a fraction of the cost and protect the planet at the same time. Click here to find out more.


Read more about our phones and the environment here.


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