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Apps to help you live more sustainably

Thursday, November 25th, 2021 by

Want to do more to be part of a sustainable future? The biggest barrier is knowing where to start, so we’ve dug up some apps to make it easier to identify how you can make a difference!

Keep reading to kick fast fashion, flick on efficient lights, know what can be recycled (and where), and more! These apps will boost your contribution to sustainability with no brainstorming session required.

RecycleSmart

Ever been unsure about what can go in the recycle bin? RecycleSmart is your saviour! Enter your address and the app will tell you what can be recycled in your local collection. They’ve even teamed up with some Councils to collect recyclable items that can’t go in the kerbside collection!

Free on iOS and Android.

Light Bulb Saver

Efficient light bulbs have become more affordable in the last few years. This means that wattage has become a less common way to compare light bulbs. Some brands offer a comparison, but if you don’t know what LEDs suit your lamp or how much halogen you need for your hallway, look no further than Light Bulb Saver.

It’ll also give you a rundown of purchase price and running costs, so you won’t be left scratching your head in the supermarket aisle.

Free on iOS and Android. More info at energyrating.gov.au/apps.

Shop Ethical!

The Shop Ethical! app puts a product database at your fingertips. A built-in barcode scanner utilises your phone’s camera to make shopping ethically even easier!

Whatever you’re shopping for, check the social record of the manufacturer or the materials used in the product itself. The app is well worth the one-off purchase to support regular updates of the product database with the latest information.

$5.99 on iOS and $4.94 on Android.

ShareWaste

Ever heard of crowdfunding? How about ridesharing? Combine the two and you have… crowdsharing? Remove costs and emissions from the concept and that’s how we like to think of ShareWaste!

ShareWaste is an app that networks people who want to recycle organic material. Whether you’re a business or an individual, have a garden or a lot of food scraps, use ShareWaste to connect with people nearby to collaborate with your waste and create compost, feed worms or some chooks.

Free on iOS and Android.

Go forth and be greener!


6 life-changing sustainability documentaries to watch on Fetch

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 by

With World Earth Day on April 22, there’s never been a better time to get to know the big blue marble we call home. We’ve put together a list of sustainability-focused documentaries available through Fetch that will make you fall in love with Mother Earth and inspire a fight for her survival.

While not every title on this list is an easy watch, each has a message worthy of attention – and what better way to soak it all in than with a bucket of popcorn? (more…)

10 ways you can help protect the planet

Thursday, May 14th, 2020 by

Our planet is beautiful so it makes sense that we want to protect it. There’s currently a huge drive to make sustainable changes in the way we live in a bid for each person to contribute to preserving the world around us. However, sometimes it can be hard to know where to start!

In recognition of Earth Hour this month and Earth Day next month, we’ve put together ten ways that you can help to reduce your waste and switch to sustainable options around your home to give back to the environment.

 

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