- Jenica Barrett
Zero Waste App
Updated: Jan 23, 2021
Where are all the bulk stores, you ask? Well there's an app to help you find the nearest plastic free store with all your zero waste supplies! So whether you're traveling, moving to a new city, or simply just getting interested in reducing your waste, the Zero Waste App is a must-have for every zero wasters phone.
With everyone glued to their phones these days, it was only a matter of time before the zero waste movement caught up and created an app. Inge Echterhölter, the woman behind the Zero Waste Bloggers Network, took it upon herself to create an app designed to help locals and tourists from around the world locate zero waste friendly businesses.
The Zero Waste App provides users with an easy way to locate zero waste friendly places in a city.
How the Zero Waste App Works
On the app, you get information on bulk locations, second hand shops, and restaurants that support bringing your own containers. You can also locate farmers' markets and zero waste activities. Each city will look a little different depending on what's available and how extensively the options have been researched. Here is an example of what Paris looks like once the city is unlocked.
Each item on the map can be clicked on to see specifics such as the name, address, and a brief description of what makes it a "zero waste" friendly place.
What cities are included?
The list is endless! Although the Zero Waste App started out with just fifteen cities sprinkled across the globe, they've dramatically expanded. You'll find guides for cities across the U.S. including New York City, Portland, Boise, Sacramento and Ashville. There is also information for cities across South Africa, Brazil, Cambodia, Germany, Australia, Malaysia and so many more.
Add Your City, Too
All of this couldn't have been done just by Inge though, so a shout-out to her partners from these cities is well deserved! Although Inge may be the one behind the production, people from around the world are feeding her this information from their local towns for her to input.
Get the App!
The app is only available for iPhones at this point. You can download the app on the app store by following this link - Zero Waste App. The best part is the app is totally free!