Responsible technology: the best apps to take care of the environment

Caring for the environment has become one of the most widespread concerns today. The human being has been using the natural resources offered by nature for years and, on the contrary, projecting on it the consequences, both positive and negative, of its activity and its progress in different fields.

One of the sectors that has experienced a greater development in recent decades has been technological. Every day thousands of devices are produced such as appliances, televisions, computers, tablets… and, above all, mobile phones, with the negative effects that this entails. What many do not consider is that the technology, well used, can also serve to help the care of the Environment.

Our mobile phone, for example, can be a great tool when acquiring good habits, while beneficial to the environment, through different apps that will allow you, among other actions, to save water or energy, recycle, make More sustainable purchases, knowing the quality of the air…

next, We list some of the most useful mobile applications to help us in this Task.

Recycling Guide
It is one of the most important Spanish applications when it comes to recycling. Created by Ecoembes (one of the most important national organizations with regard to environmental care through recycling), it teaches the user to properly separate organic waste from paper and cardboard, Plastic and packaging, glass, The metal… and deposit all of them in the right container.

The app also has a search engine in which the user can search for all kinds of products and know, instantly, which container to deposit Them.

This application is available for both Android and iOS.

Recently launched by a Spanish start up, Mirubee allows, by means of a meter that is located in the electrical box of our home and that connects to the WiFi network, analyze the electrical consumption of each one of the devices that we have at Home. This app is perfect for carrying out detailed control of household electrical Consumption.

In addition, you can set up different alerts and notifications to help you avoid peak consumption and also receive personalized indications to increase energy efficiency and reduce polluting emissions.

The only drawback of Mirubee is that the meter required for the proper functioning of the app is priced at €119. however, the application managers point out that the reduction in the monthly bill of Light may be around 15%.

This app is also compatible with all Devices.

Go Green: Carbon Tracker
This is a very interesting application, because it analyzes the carbon footprint that our daily activities produce: from the electrical consumption in the home, to the use of public or private transport. Thanks to it, the user can know, based on a scale that determines the app itself, if its activities are respectful to the Environment.

Once detected habits with margin of improvement, the app itself will offer the user tips and alternatives on how to change some of their habits, acquiring a more sustainable behavior.

Carbon Tracker has a vent, and it’s only available for IOS Systems


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