Technology and environment friendliness are two terms that according to many, do not go together at all. There have been many instances in the past when a tech company had come under fire for not being sustainable in its production or marketing strategies.
However, times have changed and a lot of technological advancements we see today are taking a keen note on being sustainable as well as helping those who use them to reduce their carbon footprints. The following mobile phone apps that are just among a few apps which are helping users reduce the waste that their households produce on a large scale.
- Reduce Fuel Consumption with ‘greenMeter’
greenMeter is a mobile phone app that helps you increase your fuel economy substantially. The app uses a built-in accelerometer in your smartphone to offer a real time reading of the amount of fuel you will be using at specific speeds. greenMeter differs from other similar fuel saving apps in the sense it offers a real time readout of your fuel usage.
This way, you can easily find out how much damage you are doing to the environment on a real time basis, a factor that will help you take measures to reduce your carbon footprint instantly. You can also use the app as a game of sorts to set goals to achieve as well as records to beat, thus ensuring that the carbon reduction process is not as hard as it seems.
- Choose Sustainable Products with ‘GoodGuide’
It is called an education as well as consumer protection mobile application by many. However, before you actually move over to the next app out of boredom, take a minute to look into the features of GoodGuide.
The mobile app allows you to find environmentally friendly products that are both sustainable and socially responsible. The app taps into the logistics chains behind the products and finds out exactly how much of an environmental impact they create based on ratings and scientific studies.
- Go Local with ‘Seasons’
Seasons is a great mobile app that will allow you to reduce your carbon footprint related to the purchase of household products. The app helps you find information pertaining to products that can be brought locally as akin to from some far off area. It is a great tool to find out about seasonal as well as locally grown fruits and vegetables in or around your area.
By doing so, it lets you reduce the environmental impact caused by the transportation of goods from far off. Not to mention you get fresher produce as an additional bonus.
- Recycle efficiently with ‘miCity Waste and Recycling App’
The miCity Waste and Recycling app is just the right mobile app for you in case you are about to jump onto the recycling bandwagon. It allows you to handle your household waste and recycle it in a more efficient manner with the help of your mobile phone.
The salient features present with the app include waste collection calendar to showcase pickup dates, waste collection reminders and alerts, in depth information of local waste collection centers, and information on which materials can be recycled, composted or thrown away.
- Buy for the needy from ‘PareUp’
Although available only in New York City, the PareUp app has been gaining rave reviews from users and has plans to expand to several other cities soon. The mobile app helps you buy food at highly discounted prices by connecting you to local restaurants or stores that have food in surplus which may go to waste otherwise. What a great way to save money on some of your favorite dishes while doing your bit to save the environment!
A lot of technological advancements we see today are taking extra measures to be environmentally friendly in addition to helping their users adopt a greener lifestyle. These mobile apps in particular, help their users reduce their carbon footprint in an efficient and hassle free manner.