The warming is a topic of concern for many, and the applications now allow you to collect the production data and product composition of consumption, to estimate their environmental impact. Thanks to this centralisation of information of our purchases in an application, it is therefore possible to calculate the carbon footprint of the whole of our expenditure. This is even more useful today, while the cash is left behind for hygiene measures, and as consumers are concerned by ecology after two months of confinement.
Analyze consumption for the crop
80% of purchases are recurring, but then they buy all of the same products and brands, these choices have not always been made in a rational manner. With the right information it is possible to take action and to select items in line with his convictions. It is this that provides the mobile application Greenly. According to Alexis Normand, one of the three co-founders of the application, Greenly can tell you how to spend more wisely and to ensure significant reductions in CO2 emissions in each category of expense of your bank statements. Without having access to your password, Greenly twin your bank account with the application to collect the required data.
The startup also collects the data available in open data, and the information given by the Agency of the ecological transition (Ademe) concerning the transportation, water consumption, electricity, petrol, etc., and analyzes the impact of the choice of your suppliers.
If you have a reluctance to share access to your banking data, the application enables you to manually insert purchases. In the contrary case, the algorithm Greenly takes as reference the CO2 emissions of the average basket of French in each category (food, textile, etc.).
An ally not to go back after the containment
From 16 march to 10 April Greenly has done a study of the evolution of the consumption of the French during the confinement. Due to travel restrictions, the French have polluted less than ever. According to the study, the transport, which accounted for 25% of the carbon emissions of the French, recorded the largest decrease, due to a sudden drop in the consumption of fuel for cars and aviation.
Our power supply has also been impacted by the closure of the restaurants, as is the textile industry and clothing industry, because of the closing of the stores. At the global level, the carbon footprint has decreased by 60% despite the increase of the carbon footprint of digital and e-commerce.
In the context of an economic recovery post-containment which could lead to a rebound in major carbon-and pollution, Greenly offers to keep an eye on our consumption. Get the bike before the car, shopping green, buying less meat… everyone can make his adjustments in order not to spoil the progress, the respect for the environment, acquired during the confinement.
A successful déconfinement more environmentally friendly is a challenge. Greenly is therefore joined to other digital initiatives, such as the Moralscore (to better choose our purchases and services ), or Clear Fashion (for clothes), that accompany us in the transition to a world that is more respectful of the planet.