These food apps help to prevent food waste which is a great way to help save the environment. You know that we wasted around 9.5 million tonnes of food in 2018? that’s a staggering amount of waste. Not only in food that could have gone to someone that needed it, but also think of the wasted resources to grow the food and CO2 emissions transporting it!
Okay, let’s see the food apps that will help us change our ways.
Too Good to go
You won’t always know exactly what you’ll find in your bag. But hey, we’re here to save the environment, not to be super picky on what we’re saving.
Something to consider totally separate from Too good to go, is the question should we expect the same service from environmentally friendly providers as we do from organisations that don’t actively want to save our planet? After all, we wouldn’t want to be ripped off by environmentally friendly companies, so why should we accept a lesser service?
This is a great food app which aims to take things back to how many communities worked in the past. In fact, there are still communities that work together, sharing the food they all have, but this app is aimed at those that do not.
You’ve probably heard stories of neighbours who buy a large cut of meat, but don’t necessarily have alot of the extra things to make a lot of meals for the family. What they’ll do is pool resources with one neighbour providing rice, another providing vegetables another some fruit etc. At the end of it, they’ll all share a meal or series of meals.
On a smaller scale, there are families even today who might ask for sugar one day, then be giving a neighbour flour the next. This app brings that all into an app with people you may not even know.
“Give & get free stuff, borrow & lend household items, and shop homemade – all directly from your community.
Fight waste. Help your neighbours. Save our planet. Feel amazing!” – Olio
With this food app, every time you go for a meal on holiday in any of more than 180 countries, you’ll be able to find the best vegan spots. It will even work offline if you want to save a trip so you don’t burn through your data…or bank balance when you get a huge phone bill!
This is a Swedish company that also offer integrations with popular apps to help you track and eliminate your food waste.
This is a food app like Too good to go, but you can choose exactly what you want, instead of getting a bag with stuff you may not like. its ultimate goal is to help you make more environmentally friendly choices.
Get the Google Chrome extension.
Track the food you already have so you don’t buy things you don’t need and waste the old stuff. Kind of like a smart fridge that lets you know when you need to buy new food and/or place the order directly from it, this also comes in handy when you’re at the supermarket and unsure exactly what you have in stock.
Check out the rest of our environmentally friendly smartphone apps.