The concept of “going green” is usually related to recycling plastic, taking the bus instead of driving, and swapping out single-use straws for reusable ones—all activities that take a little bit of effort. For those that want to go green, but don’t know where to start, the whole venture of being more eco-friendly can seem a little daunting. Where to begin—and how much time, money, brainpower, or energy is it going to take?
Luckily, there’s an app for that—making being more environmentally friendly easier, more accessible, and available at the touch of a finger. In such a technologically advanced and connected world, eco-conscious companies have made reducing, reusing and recycling available for download from the comfort of your home, convenience of your handheld device, and giving you the ability to save some money.
Available to help you in your journey to saving the world are apps like Oroeco and DropCountr, which help you identify your main areas of energy waste and cut back, saving both the planet and your electricity bill.
If you want to lessen the amount of waste that end up clogging streets and landfills, look for apps like iRecycle, which point you toward the closest recycling centre to you and teach yow how to recycle anything from plastic bags to paintbrushes. Other apps, like Literatti, allow you to track and file the trash you pick up, which compiles that data to see what causes the most waste and where it ends up.
No matter which app you end up downloading, they’re sure to prove that saving the Earth doesn’t have to be difficult—it doesn’t even have to cost anything! This visual provided by Turbo Intuit lays out 16 of the apps available right now that can help you go green, all while saving money.