For many years Sweden has scored consistently high on the Country Sustainability Ranking, even leading the chart in 2015. For most Swedes, sustainable living is not only a social responsibility but also a way of life. In today’s age, this translates into a surge of mobile apps that help guide and promote eco-conscious habit, be it recycling practice, eco food consumption or renewable energy usage.
Check out our picks of eco-friendly apps for an easy transition to the green lifestyle.
What it is: An all-around climate-friendly app
Klimaträtt is an app that is developed within a project of the same name. The initiative aims to facilitate and inspire climate-smart lifestyle in Sweden. The app is first launched in Frodeparken, Uppsala. Using it, Frodeparken residents can measure their daily climate impact of housing, food, transportation and other consumption. The app also offers information and climate-friendly choices, products and services for better lifestyle. Klimaträtt’s partners include Uppsalahem, ICA and WWF.
What it is: Sustainable transport to save the earth
Commute Greener started out as an app developed in Göteborg by Volvo IT unit, but gradually became an open innovation system. With the app, users can select the most eco-friendly and efficient way to travel to and from work, and track the environmental impact of their choices. Commute Greener works one step further by providing the data to cities and organizations to improve traffic management and public transportation. The app has been around since 2009 and still going.
What it is: Get rid of stuff in the smartest way
Tiptapp is the ultimate recycling app for those who want to get rid of things. Adopting principles of crowdsourcing and ridesharing, Tiptapp makes it super easy to take care of bulky waste, secondhand and recyclable items. Just post an assignment and decide whether you want to pay, be paid or give away, the app will take care of the rest – communication and payment included! Sweet and simple!
What it is: Your best lamp guide to save energy
You can either go to Ikea and get whatever lamp available, or check Lampguiden on how to make the best lighting investment to your home for the next 10 years. The app makes it much easier to make the right choice. Here you will find all information you need – from price to energy saving calculation and tips on lighting based on place and function. Lampguiden is a free app by Swedish Energy Agency and can be used both online and offline.
— And don’t forget to check out Karma – we have done a review of this food saving app that aims to solve the food waste issue here in Sweden.
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