Apps that are doing it right!

April 29, 2018

Today we have a serious topic to talk about: Sustainability! And because Earth Day is every day, it is time to do more for our Planet. There is no Plan B, there is no Planet B.

There so many different things we can do to minimize our footprint on Earth and turn around the situation we are leading into. It is important that you re-think about your daily habits and what could you do differently in order to live a more sustainable life. It doesn’t mean that you need to stop shopping your favourite brands, but perhaps slow down the fast consumerism.

Today I’m bringing you two apps that I discovered recently and which I believe are doing it right.


Olio is an app that was created to avoid as much as possible the food waste – in similarity in Portugal is ReFood. It is very simple to use and can be used as well for non-food items. Basically you just need to create a profile, it will be asked your location so you know how close your neighbours have something to share/give and then you will find a list of all the things people are giving away. I have done it myself with ketchup, mayo and other things that I stopped consuming once I started my diet and quickly I had a friendly neighbour picking it up!

Tessa Cook and Saasha Celestial-One are the co-founders of Olio and the idea came exactly from the awful feeling of having to throw food away knowing “that food is meant to be eaten, not thrown away” and “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.

It is available in Apple Store and Google Play and you should try it.


reGain app has the purpose of turning unwanted clothing into recycled pieces and coupons for you to spend in new items you love. They  you to incentivise you to change your textile recycling habits and divert tones of clothing from the landfill.

Here’s a short video of how it works:

  1. Make space in your wardrobe and chose the items you no longer use. Put them in a old cardboard box, but please be aware that to limit carbon foot print they only accept minimum of 10 items being shipped to them.
  2. Find a drop off point – Use reGAIN app to locate drop off point near you. Choose your Drop Off point and print shipping label and stick it on the box. You can ship it for free.
  3. Choose your discount coupon – Once you drop your box, you are awarded with a possibility of choosing discount coupons. Simple choose a discount coupon from the list of fashion retailers that you can use on your next purchases.
  4. Enjoy shopping for less – Use your discount coupon and pay less for your new stuff. You can find coupons for clothes, footwear, nutrition products, home-way goods or travel.
I know this is mainly for my UK readers, but the idea remains and it doesn’t take much to start changing.

“The greatest danger to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it” – said Robert Swan

Think green,


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