The 50 Best Eco Apps

Eco Apps

There are dozens of Eco Apps out there, each claiming to be the next best thing to save the planet. Trouble is, a lot of them aren’t really that much good. One Brown Planet spent some time reviewing and have put together a list of the best Eco Apps available. 

We have split the Eco Apps up into segments that align with the rest of our toolkits. We hope that this will make it easier for you to find what you are looking for! 

Home – Eco Apps

Eco App Name Author Region Description
Cleanbit Systems, Inc. Global JouleBug is the easy way to make your everyday habits more sustainable, at home, work, and play. Discover how you and your friends can use resources, without using them up.
   GoodGuide, Inc  USA  The Good Guide  Environmental App offers ratings for different products and companies. Helping you assess their environmental, health, and social performance. Browse the database or scan barcodes to find the most environmentally-friendly products for your home. It helps you to quickly find socially responsible and green products based on scientific ratings.
   Recycle Rewards, Inc  USA  Recycle Bank – You’ll receive points for the eco-friendly activities that you do on a daily basis when you use this Eco App. Whenever you do something that’s good for the environment, like recycle, or conserve water, you’ll receive points, which you can use to order rewards.
Ecoviate Global Ecoviate is designed to spread social sustainability via a newsfeed of environmentally friendly activities and posts on eco-friendly tips and products that help you save energy, conserve water, and in other ways reduce your impact on the environment.
Ambatana INC Global The LetGo Eco App allows you to make money selling what you don’t need and find great deals nearby on what you do. Electronics, games, clothes, automobiles, furniture, décor and much more. Featured by TechCrunch, Wired, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Apartment Therapy and others
Christoph Zens Global The Energy Consumption Analyzer Eco App keeps track of your energy consumption. Add your meters for gas, electricity, or water to the database and record the current meter readings. Readings can be color-coded and comments added to remember situations which may explain unusual energy usage. A regular reading interval is not required, take a reading whenever it is convenient.

Food – Eco Apps

Eco App Name Author Region Description
Paul Craig Australia Australia’s Sustainable Seafood Guide is an excellent environmental app to help you make an ocean-friendly choice about the seafood you eat. This is an independent Guide to choosing your seafood wisely. If you love your seafood but also love our oceans, then this is the app for you.
   To Good To Go  Global  Too Good To Go is a trending food app.  It brings awareness of food waste by offering deals from restaurants, cafes and other stores before they throw away food.
Montery Bay  USA  Seafood Watch recommendations help you choose ocean-friendly seafood at your favourite restaurants and stores. This environmental app makes it easier than ever to get the latest recommendations for seafood and sushi. Learn more about the seafood you eat and locate or share businesses that serve sustainable seafood.
Torch B2B Global  Do you want to limit the amount of food that you waste? If so, then this is the eco app for you. The Wise Up on Waste app keeps track of food waste and food spoilage. By keeping tabs on the amount your food spoilage, you can limit the amount that you waste. This app will help you achieve that goal by reducing the amount of food that you throw out by 20% or more!
 Mostly Brothers  USA  Farmstand finds locally grown foods from markets around the world; 8,700 markets, to be exact. You’ll be able to locate the markets closest to you, and also see what’s happening at nearby markets. You’ll see when markets are open, find directions, and see photos that have been shared by other people who have shopped at each market. If you’d like, you can also post your own photos to the app and share them with other users.
AgSquared USA Lovicore makes eating local easy! What’s on your plate will be fresher, support local producers and cut down on carbon emissions for “food miles”—how far food has travelled from its source and the subsequent environmental impact that has.
© 2013 david hamp-gonsalves Global Ethical Barcode is an Eco App that exposes the environmental, social and ethical ramifications of products.
 Paul Hellier  Global  The mission of Fair Food Forager is simple, find food that is ethical and sustainable. Available on Itunes and Google Play now and available already in the following Countries: Australia, Canada, Indonesia, USA, Singapore, New Zealand and the United Kingdom with more Countries being added all the time.

Water – Eco Apps

Eco App Name Author Region Description
Dropcountr, Inc. USA Dropcountr enables you to conserve water by connecting you to your water utility company via your smartphone. Your water company can send you customised drought and water budget messages, or notify you of leaks. You can see how much water you use and compare your use to that of users like you.
City of San Diego USA The City of San Diego has a great App – Waste No Water. This application allows you to report water waste, request a residential water survey, review water use restrictions, and also view water saving tips.
Ecoviate Global Ecoviate is designed to spread social sustainability via a newsfeed of environmentally friendly activities and posts on eco-friendly tips and products that help you save energy, conserve water, and in other ways reduce your impact on the environment.

Clothes and Shopping – Eco Apps

Eco App Name Author Region Description
Wallapop Global Wallapop is a local flea market or yard sale in your pocket. Everything for sale on Wallapop is displayed according to how fast you can get to it! Chat directly with sellers, meet locally, check out the item and buy it. Are you looking for second-hand items? Wallapop is your classifieds app!
Recycled Media Inc Global Tradesy is the simple way to buy and sell fashion. Shop designer fashion at up to 90% off, and cash in on your closet, hassle-free. You can sell anything from your closet and at the same time, you can earn more for your closet.
Vinted Limited USA Vinted is a peer-to-peer marketplace to sell, buy and swap clothes.It allows members to communicate directly and has the features of a social networking service.
Poshmark, Inc. USA Poshmark is a mobile and online marketplace for women’s fashion based in Menlo Park, California. Poshmark provides women with a platform to sell their clothing and accessories, purchase items from other users and attend Posh Parties, an in-app and offline feature coined by the company to describe real-time shopping events centred on a specific trend or set of brands.
Symbiotic Software LLC
© 2016 Symbiotic Software
USA The Cruelty-Free app will show you which companies are cruelty-free! Use this handy shopping guide for iPhone and iPad to look up cosmetic, personal care, and household product companies while you’re on the go.
Published by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program, this shopping guide lists over 200 U.S. and Canadian companies that do not test ingredients, formulations, or finished products on animals. The Leaping Bunny Program certifies that no new animal testing is used, so you can be confident about your cruelty-free choices.
© 2013 david hamp-gonsalves Global Ethical Barcode exposes the environmental, social and ethical ramifications of the products you buy.
Gamania Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd Global Swapub is an app designed around the concept of “swapping.” It’s a dynamic community platform for swapping or trading with a human touch. Experience the fun of treasure-hunting and finding the vintage keepsake you can’t find anywhere else.
© 2015 Margaret Pearce Global The Bunny Free app allows users to check to see if a company is cruelty-free using one of their two features; (1) Typing the company’s name in the search box or (2) Scan a product’s barcode.  It also provides you with the company’s details like address, phone number, website, products and availability.
Xue Si Xing Digital Marketing Co., Ltd.
Taiwan TAAZE is the place to buy or sell your second-hand books – You could also check the latest book online.
© 2015, KKTOWN International Limited Taiwan KKTOWN is a 24/7 flea market. You will find the most interesting, fun and amazing items on KKTOWN. It’s also frigging easy to post and sell your items
Carousell Pte. Ltd.
© 2017 Carousell
Asia / Australasia Carousell is a mobile and online consumer to consumer marketplace for buying and selling new and secondhand goods.
Animal Rescue Media Education
© 2014
Global Cruelty-Cutter is cruelty-free shopping made simple! Cast-away any doubts when purchasing items by using this app to scan an item and have an immediate response about it’s animal-testing status. Cruelty-Cutter has every company in the “Leaping Bunny” and PETA lists and thousands more. It is the most up-to-date and vigilant cruelty-free list on the market
Infurno! LLC USA InFURno! is a mobile application which helps you identify products from cruelty-free manufacturers quickly and easily. If your searched brand tests on animals, not to worry, inFURno! will recommend cruelty-free alternatives in the same product category and also provide you with price points making your decisions quick and easy. inFURno! will also provide you with coupons for your favorite cruelty-free brands and guide you where to buy desired products. inFURno! also integrates with social media making shopping with your friends fun. inFURno!, not your standard shopping guide.
Ambatana INC Global LetGo allows you to make money selling what you don’t need and find great deals nearby on what you do. Electronics, games, clothes, automobiles, furniture, décor and much more. Featured by TechCrunch, Wired, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Apartment Therapy and others

Travel – Eco Apps

Eco App Name Author Region Description
Green Globe Global Green Globe is a leading certifier of environmentally friendly travel venues, and its Green Globe App is dedicated to supporting you in sustainable travel worldwide. Simply download it onto your phone for free, and it will green the way you travel.

Splinister Global  Once you’ve settled on your favourite carbon calculator and have begun to see your emissions and the impact they’re having. Spinlister is a great eco app to actually help you take steps to improve things. Think of it as Airbnb for bicycles. It searches to find bike rentals from “peers” (ordinary folks like you and me) all over the world. In 22 countries so far and counting.
Carma Carpooling Global  This is another environmental app that helps you reduce emissions and the amount of money you spend on commuting. Carma Carpooling allows you to find people in your area travelling to the same destination, or somewhere on your route. You pick up the passengers, and they contribute to your costs. Or, another driver picks you up, and you contribute to the driver’s costs. Users of this app can make secure payments using a credit card, and 85% of what users pay goes straight to the driver.
 GiveO2  Global  GiveO2 allows you to automatically offset your carbon footprint. Utilising your phone’s GPS, this eco app helps you learn more about your carbon footprint, and how your daily activities impact it. For example, when you are driving, the app will track how many miles you have travelled, how much gas you have used, and how much carbon emissions you have put into the atmosphere. You can also earn discounts and rewards at retailers who participate with the app.
Ecoviate Global Ecoviate is designed to spread social sustainability via a newsfeed of environmentally friendly activities and posts on eco-friendly tips and products that help you save energy, conserve water, and in other ways reduce your impact on the environment.
Comuto Global BlaBlaCar is the leading car ride sharing app that connects drivers to people who are travelling the same way. By sharing a ride through BlaBlaCar, you can help reduce CO2 emissions and its detrimental impact on the environment.

Waste – Eco Apps

Eco App Name Author Region Description
© 2008 Hunter Research and Technology LLC Global The Green Meter environmental app uses your phone’s accelerometer to keep track of and rate the efficiency of your driving. The app will let you know if you are accelerating too fast, or braking at the last minute so that you can find out how efficient your driving techniques are. In addition, GreenMeter offers real-time results pertaining to the power of your vehicle and the amount of fuel it uses.
Earth911, Inc.
© 2016 Earth911, Inc.
USA iRecycle is the premiere eco application for finding local (The United States Only), convenient recycling opportunities when you are on the go or at home. iRecycle provides access to more than 1,600,000 ways to recycle over 350 materials in the United States.
Sonya Marcarelli
© 2016 Sonya Marcarelli & Emilio Mancini
Global  Recycle It helps you to recycle your waste. Daily and weekly reminders of the list of items to recycle, a items’ list that can be recycled, also alarm to remind you the time to place your recycling bin outside and create weekly and monthly curbside collection schedule etc.

Self – Eco Apps

Eco App Name Author Region Description
Headspace meditation limited Global Practice the basics of meditation and mindfulness with Take10, Headspace’s free introductory series. With 10 sessions of 10 minutes each, you’ll learn how to train your mind for a happier, healthier life.
Tara Brach Global This is not an App but a series of guided meditations provided free by Tara BrachTara Brach’s teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and a full, compassionate engagement with our world. The result is a distinctive voice in Western Buddhism, one that offers a wise and caring approach to freeing ourselves and society from suffering.