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In today's world, where climate change and environmental issues are pressing issues, adopting sustainable practices is more important than ever. But we understand that it can be overwhelming with all the information and things you can do. Where do you start with your sustainable lifestyle? Where can I find information and tools to live more sustainably? 

Fortunately, in today's day your phone and technology offer many solutions to support eco-conscious living and make it easy. From reducing food waste to making ethical shopping choices, there's an app for almost every aspect of sustainable living.

In this blog post, we'll explore 10 sustainable apps that can help you make a positive impact on the planet.

  1. Too Good To Go: Did you know that one third of all food produced is lost or wasted –around 1.3 billion tonnes of food? Up to 10% of global greenhouse gases comes from food that is produced and wasted. This is where Too Good To Go comes in. They fights food waste by connecting users with local restaurants, supermarkets, and bakeries that have surplus food and make a 'Too Good To Go" food box at the end of the day, offering it at discounted prices. By rescuing perfectly edible food from being thrown away, users not only save money but also contribute to reducing food waste on a larger scale. Download Too Good To Go sustainable apps duurzame apps

  2. The Question Mark: Want to eat sustainable and healthy? Wonder if all the sustainable claimes on the food packaging are true? This app helps consumers make informed purchasing decisions by scanning product barcodes and providing information about the company's ethical and environmental practices. The Question Mark carries out independent research into thousands of supermarket products and scores products according to how well they perform on: the environment, human rights, animal welfare, and health. Download The Question Mark sustainable apps duurzame apps

  3. Beat the Microbead: Did you know that 9 out of every 10 cosmetic products contain microplastics? Plastic in cosmetics pollute the oceans and pose a huge risk to wildlife and our health. Beat the Microbead helps consumers to make conscious choices about their personal care and cosmetic products. From sunscreen and toothpaste to make-up and deodorants, microplastics are used in all kinds of every day products. By scanning product barcodes, users can detect harmful microbeads and choose alternatives that are better for the environment. Download Beat the Microbead sustainable apps duurzame apps

  4. My Little Plastic Footprint: My Little Plastic Footprint educates users about their plastic consumption habits and offers tips to reduce plastic waste. By tracking your plastic usage and setting goals to minimize it, you can play a part in combating plastic pollution. Download My Little Plastic Footprint

  5. Ecosia: Ecosia is a search engine, just like Google but bettwer, because they plants trees with their ad revenue. By simply searching the web, users contribute to reforestation efforts around the world. So far Ecosia has been able to plant more than 200 million trees and their servers also run on 100% renewable energy. Ecosia's transparent approach and commitment to sustainability make it a sustainable alternative to mainstream search engines. Download Ecosia sustainable apps duurzame apps

  6. Happy Cow: Happy Cow is a must-have app for vegans, vegetarians, and anyone looking for plant-based dining options in the area.  Download Happy Cow sustainable apps duurzame apps

  7. Afvalscheidingswijzer: This Dutch app helps users correctly sort their household waste, promoting recycling and reducing landfill waste. With easy-to-follow instructions and a searchable database of items. Download Afvalscheidingswijzer for Apple | Download Afvalscheidingswijzer for Android sustainable apps duurzame apps

  8. Peerby: Instead of buying new items, borrow and rent things from people in your neighborhood. Affordable, close by and sustainable. From tools and bicycles to party supplies and electronics. In the app you can see what your neighbors are offering or offer products yourself. This makes it easy to exchange, rent or borrow instead of buying, thus reducing environmental impact and saving money! Convenient, easy and sustainable! Download Peerby 10 sustainable apps

  9. Keurmerkenwijzer: Keurmerkenwijzer app from van Milieu Centraal helps users navigate product labels and certifications to make ethical and sustainable purchasing decisions. By providing information more than 300 various quality labels and logo's, the app helps consumers to educate and support products about the environment, animal welfare, people and work conditions. This app empowers you to make the most sustainable choice wherever you are.  Download Keurmerkenwijzer sustainable apps duurzame apps

  10. Vinted and Marktplaats: These 2 apps might be very simple and logical but still worth to mention. Vinted and Marktplaats are platforms for buying and selling second-hand clothing, homeware, tools and many more, promoting reuse and resell. By giving pre-loved items a second life, users can contribute to reducing the environmental footprint of the fashion industry and earn a little bit of money in the process. Download Vinted | Download Marktplaats

With these 10 sustainable apps you can contribute towards reducing your environmental impact and promoting a sustainable future.  

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