Make sure you’re spending your money in the right places. Especially is the fashion world, it can be hard to know if the company we’re throwing our cash at really has the welfare of our planet at its heart. Ethical apps can help you keep track of just how ethical your choices really are.
This American based ethical app boasts over 60,000 data points that it uses to see how environmentally friendly your food choices at the supermarket are. It is a barcode scanner that can tell you who owns or manufactures the product you pick up. This can give you a score and any relevant green or sustainable certifications the creators have.
We couldn’t find it on the Apple or Google app stores, but American friends say it works great. As soon as you download it to your American phone, you can support only brands that share the love you have for the world.
Start a healthy lifestyle and keep it going wherever you are. How? This app that helps you find eco friendly businesses locally, nationally and worldwide.
You can find cafés, bars, grocery stores, health food stores, farmers markets, beauty/cosmetic shops, yoga and fitness. Those establishments are green, supporting the values you hold dear. Another benefit of the app is the idea that you can also help small businesses gain traction and grow. You will probably discover a lot of local hidden green gems.
We’re huge fans of Ecosia’s ethical outlook, transparency and great search results. As well as being a great search engine on browsers, it also has an app you can use on your tablets and smartphones.
Of course you should set it as your default search engine for your Android and iOS devices, but the app makes using Ecosia feel so quick and easy.
Learn more about Ecosia, the world’s best environmentally friendly search engine.
Good on You
Download this app to discover how ethical your favourite brands are and discover new ones rated by real people. If you like or dislike what a fashion producer is doing, you can send a message through the app to praise them or ask them to do better. Feedback is also visible to anyone browsing the brand’s pages.
Inside is a database of over 3,000 brands that is growing every month. They are specifically on the lookout for new sustainable fashion brands that have an eye for fashion. Defence
It doesn’t matter if you’re not even looking for something to buy right this minute because there are enough options for you to just window shop. You can use the ethical app to browse, find sustainability tips, guides and eco-concious news.
The only drawback, but maybe a result of the demographic who would spend the time shopping online, is that it seems geared towards women’s fashion and options. On the other hand, maybe women care more about the environment than men? But you can always filter by fashion type so that’s not a problem at all if you’re serious about the cause.
The phone app is super convenient, especially if you want to just lay in bed and search, but the exact same thing is also available online.
Check the sustainability and environmentally friendly credentials of products you find when you’re out shopping. Using this app is as easy as scanning the barcode, then details of their green credentials in the form of badges or alternatives if needed.
Eco friendly budgeting app with features like Ethical Barcode so you can track how environmentally friendly you’ve been. This may actually be slightly better because of the way it keeps track of how ethically you’re spending your money over time.
Most carbon calculators are more guesswork than accurate. The beauty of CoGo is that you’ll be making a much more accurate calculation based more on your exact behaviours. You will then get practical suggestions to reduce your carbon impact. You can also get recommendations based on things you tell this ethical app you care about.
With expertise in both carbon data and behavioural science, CoGo aim to create a fairer and more sustainable world for everyone. However, if you want to experience this app, you’ll need to request a demo, which we haven’t done yet.
This app is from a Swedish company and is designed to help you make more environmentally friendly decisions when shopping. The great thing about their app is they also offer integrations with other popular apps like web browsers.
Get the Google Chrome extension.
Check out the rest of our environmentally friendly smartphone apps.