In today's digital world, there is a constant flow of new technologies that make life easier. Cell phone and computer applications (apps) are used on a daily basis for some of our most common needs and hobbies. Apps can give directions, provide entertainment and gameplay, help find the latest news, and let users listen to commercial-free music. So, what else is out there? Are there apps designed to help protect the environment? The answer is yes! Below is information about a few free and eco-friendly apps that could be useful in concession operations as well as everyday life.
Carpool with Carma
Carma gives the users access to a large carpooling network. You can find rides that are going to the same place as you, and call or message the driver to arrange to be picked up. When you arrive at the destination, all riders pay the driver their share of the gas money. Carma is a way to meet other environmentally conscious riders, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save some money at the same time. Concession employees can take advantage of Carma when traveling to and from work.
Shop Responsibly with GoodGuide
Use GoodGuide and the barcode scanner on your smartphone when shopping to determine if products are safe, healthy, green, and socially responsible. There are various categories, from food to household cleaners, and each product is given an overall score based on its impact on human health and the company’s environmental and social practices. Food and beverage, retail, and lodging concessioners might find this app handy when purchasing products for use and sale.
Scrap the junk mail with PaperKarma
Every business with an address is the unfortunate recipient of the paper waste known as junk mail. Use the PaperKarma app to take a picture of a piece of junk mail, and then PaperKarma automatically contacts the mailer to unsubscribe you from the mailing list. A great way to save paper!
Recycle with iRecyc
Have a question about how to recycle a certain material or which materials can be recycled where? This app has the answer. iRecycle contains more than 1,500,000 ways to recycle over 350 materials. It can also use your current location to identify a nearby recycling solution.
These apps are just a small sample of the options available. Apps provide entertainment and convenience, but they can also help protect the environment. Download eco-friendly apps today!