Best green apps for sustainable living
The majority of us aim to conserve natural resources, buy less of what we don’t need, reduce our carbon footprint, and protect our planet. However, doing so is not always easy. Living green can be complicated and quickly taken for granted. Thankfully, there are some great apps to help you live more sustainably. Here are some of them.
Remember the good ol’ days when the “paper lama” recycling lorry would make its rounds around the neighborhood? Trash4Cash does the same thing, but in an up-to-date way.
Now you can have the paper lama truck come straight to your door, whenever you need to unload your trash and make some quick cash.
Currently, the service is available for Malaysians living in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Selangor, Perak, Penang, Perlis and Kedah, and users can receive their payments straight to their bank accounts.
Currently available in Singapore & Malaysia only. This app is a sustainable lifestyle platform that includes Southeast Asia's largest online eco-friendly marketplace.
The concept of the app — it makes eco-shopping accessible and convenient, and also includes community features for those who want to do more for the environment beyond changing our consumption habits. You can participate in sustainability-related events, workshops, and games!
Of course, our brainchild would end up in this list. For a convenient way to trade-in your smartphone, InstaCash brings the entire process to the palm of your hand. With a few simple taps, we collect and pay you directly. Not only is this better for your wallet, it’s also a great way to minimise e-waste.
Buying, buying and buying has a negative impact on the environment. This becomes clear when you consider the resources expended (and carbon produced) in delivering new things to the store where we shop, in addition to the resources required to make new items. The Olio app, on the other hand, allows you to share and borrow products with others in your community, minimising the need to buy excessively.
Ecosia is an extremely simple way to help the environment. When searching the web, all you have to do is use the Ecosia browser. The search engine then donates 80% of its ad revenue to charity. Also, one tree will be planted after every 45 searches. How's that for convenience?
This app helps you identify products that are better for the environment. All you have to do is scan the barcode of a product, and the app will tell you the product’s rating, as well as how green or socially responsible the company is!
The journey to minimising our environmental impact is an ongoing process. The little changes we make in our choices can make a big difference tomorrow. This includes the things we buy and the apps we use. When you choose to buy a pre-owned device, you are conserving precious materials, avoiding the need for mass manufacturing and more.