Maybe that's a bit dramatic. But these apps really will help you make conscious decisions and have a positive effect on the planet.
eco-discount is all about helping people make that conscious decision when they're shopping, picking brands and companies that are responsible and sustainable. There are some great apps out their to help you take your switch to a sustainable lifestyle even further, both while you're shopping and in other areas of your life.
Here are a few of our favourites, all free to download!
We've mentioned this one in a blog post before, but that's because it's just so great! It's a search engine that plants trees for every search you perform - simple!
They have planted millions of trees with their profits, and the app gives you an insight into the projects they're currently backing, as well as news to keep you up to date with environmental news.
You can search directly from the app and keep track of the impact your searches are making.
This app is one to take to the supermarket. Giki awards products badges based on a whole range of categories - animal welfare, low carbon footprint, use of sustainable palm oil. You can scan the bar code of any product before you buy, and it will rate it according to these categories, allowing you to decide whether or not to make the purchase.
If it's a low-rated product, it will even suggest more ethical, sustainable options. Genius!
3. Too Good to Go
With Too Good to Go, you can help combat the problem of food waste. Restaurants, cafes and stores that are throwing away food at the end of the day can post on the app. Then, customers like you can log on and buy one of the 'Magic Bags'. It's a complete surprise what's in the bag until you get there!
All you have to do is find a meal near you, purchase it through the app, and then show up for collection. Simple, and a great way to help reduce food waste.
Similar to Too Good to Go, but this works between households. Got a bag of potatoes you don't need that are going off? Post them on OLIO and you can share your excess food and other household items with a neighbour for free! You can see both food and non-food items that are listed to pick up in your neighbourhood, and you can decide whether or not to access those listed a little further away.
5. Good On You
Backed by Emma Watson, this app is all about sustainable, ethical fashion. Type in your favourite clothing brands and you might be surprised by the results. They rate each brand on labour, environment and animal with each company scored anywhere from 'We Avoid' to 'Great'. It's a great way if finding out whether or not that pair of jeans you've had your eye on is sustainable and if it's not, they'll offer some suggested brands instead!
6. Fill it Forward
This company is all about reusing water bottles. Once you've bought one of their bottles or stickers, you can scan your unique barcode right from the app and track how many reuses you make a week, as well as how much this helps the environment by saving plastic, waste, power, land and emissions. You can earn badges the more you reuse your bottle and set reminders to help you remember to keep drinking throughout the day.
7. Ecofriendly: Recycle Smarter
It can be pretty confusing knowing whether or not something can be recycled. This app hopes to make the whole process easier. All you need to do is snap a picture, and it will tell you whether or not it's recycled in most cities.
You can also use the app to stay up to date on important environmental topics with its news feed, and check out other eco-sites on its resources tab.
8. Vegan Maps
This one does exactly what is says on the tin - a map showing you all the vegan restaurants nearby. You can filter based on different diets and find restaurants, reviews and opening times. It will offer fully vegan restaurants, as well as those with some great vegan options.
If you sign up for an account, log your favourites, add reviews and even connect with other app users in the area. Found a great spot that isn't on the app? Suggest it and it could be added to the map.
More and more restaurants are being added everyday, but it seems to currently have options in most major European cities, and across the UK.