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5 Apps Help You Go Green

With climate and environmental awareness on the rise, more and more Hongkongers are choosing to go plastic-free and changing their diets for the planet. And now, there’s a whole batch of phone apps helping drive the green movement forward, from fighting food waste to promoting reusables.

Whether you’re looking for new ways to lower your carbon footprint, or just dabbling with the idea of becoming more eco-friendly in Hong Kong, these 5 sustainability apps are ones to check out.

1. Phenix

The app lets Hong Kong residents purchase food that would otherwise be landfilled with steep discounts. This way, businesses can gain some extra revenue, while consumers get to pay less for saving surplus food.

2. Chomp

On the app, users are connected to F&B businesses across the city who need their help to rescue extra food, of course, at major discounts. Customers can search for deals nearby, as well as buy one of Chomp’s “Mystery Boxes” filled with packaged foods that are unsold and have a short shelf-life from a range of different brands.

3. My Impact

Users can measure how much plastic they are using (or not using) and is designed to raise awareness about how much plastic we really use on a daily basis. On the app, users can even challenge their friends to plastic reduction targets or join a community of people supporting each other on their plastic-free journeys. Aside from tracking plastic consumption, My Impact lets people search for nearby anti-plastic campaigns such as beach clean-ups.

4. Soo where to eat

On the app, users can scroll across the map of Hong Kong to find plant-based restaurants nearest to them, as well as vegan shops and grocery stores. Information about whether there are vegan, Buddhist-friendly or ovo-vegetarian dishes and products are provided under each listing, as well as the establishments’ operating hours and how to contact the restaurant directly for more questions.

5. Breadline

It is an app that diverts unsold bread to charities and people in need. It connects bakeries across the city with people on the app who are willing to volunteer to collect and redirect leftover bread to charities.

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