Shopping sustainably can be very difficult, however an app has been developed that can tell you if what you’re buying is ethical or not.
‘Giki Badges’ by is the self-proclaimed “sustainable shopping companion” that fits right in your pocket.
Despite how low-key Giki Badges is, it has already earned a 4.7 rating out of 5 as it can scan the barcodes of thousands of supermarket products to tell you in-depth information.
Alongside telling you about the product’s carbon footprint, additive content and recycle-ability, shoppers can now easily discover what items have sustainable palm in them.
Products classified with the green palm tree badge contain deforestation-free palm and if the badge is grey it cannot be verified as sustainable.
The company is actively promoting their #PalmOilAudit, whereby people use their app to discover what in their cupboards contains non-sustainable palm oil and to swap it with a more ‘orangutan-friendly’ product.
Giki claims to do their own research into each product and its the ingredients around the world and have promised to update the app yearly.
They said: “We analyse the type of palm oil that companies use in their supply chain using data from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.
“RPSO is an independent, not-for-profit, that brings together companies and other organisations who are involved in the palm oil supply chain and which follows a transparent verification process.
“The data covers retailers and consumer goods manufacturers across the world and is updated each year.”