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Smarten up your shopping

Themes: Food, Toiletries

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Lady shopping in local market store and checking her phone

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Want to enjoy food that’s kind to the planet? Confused about local vs organic, and everything else in between?

You’re not the only one.

But if you have a smartphone, help is at hand.

There are a number of apps available to download, such as Almond and Giki Badges.

With information on over 250,000 products, the Giki Badges app rates products on how ethical, sustainable and healthy they are. It can tell you whether the packaging is recyclable, if the ingredients were sourced responsibly, or if it’s the healthiest option.

Next time you’re out shopping, or go through your kitchen cupboards and simply scan the barcodes of the items you want to buy and check out the items’ badges – it’s quick, easy and surprisingly interesting.

If you don’t have a smartphone, magazines like Ethical Consumer and Pebble are just as handy.

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Smarten up your shopping

Themes: Food, Toiletries

Impact:
Effort:
Cost:
Lady shopping in local market store and checking her phone

Description

Want to enjoy food that’s kind to the planet? Confused about local vs organic, and everything else in between?

You’re not the only one.

But if you have a smartphone, help is at hand.

There are a number of apps available to download, such as Almond and Giki Badges.

With information on over 250,000 products, the Giki Badges app rates products on how ethical, sustainable and healthy they are. It can tell you whether the packaging is recyclable, if the ingredients were sourced responsibly, or if it’s the healthiest option.

Next time you’re out shopping, or go through your kitchen cupboards and simply scan the barcodes of the items you want to buy and check out the items’ badges – it’s quick, easy and surprisingly interesting.

If you don’t have a smartphone, magazines like Ethical Consumer and Pebble are just as handy.

Useful links

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