Save Money or Save The Planet? Here are 3 apps that help you save both.

We live in a time where it is sometimes difficult to decide between saving money or saving the planet. Inflation is real and we are experiencing it firsthand, especially in the expensive cities of New York and California. On the other hand, the environment is suffering more than ever as our consumerism contributes to exhausting the Peaker Plants, fueling the unsustainable fashion industry and the wasteful food industry.

Published by Meltek on Sept 22, 2022 at 4:00 PM

We understand that sometimes we make financially easier choices like purchasing from fast fashion brands because they are more affordable, though not at all sustainable or environmentally friendly. It does not have to be that way. There are ways to save both money and the planet! You read that right. Let us show you a few mobile apps where you do not have to compromise the planet or your wallet. Downloading these apps can help you take the first steps towards a sustainable and affordable lifestyle.

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1. Too Good To Go

Calling all food lovers! Too Good To Go is a mobile platform that helps fight food waste in major cities in Europe and the US, including New York and San Francisco. How do they do it? With the use of their smartphone app, Too Good To Go assists retailers and restaurants in selling their extra food by connecting customers to them on the platform.

Customers get to select a restaurant or retailer that they are interested in, order a "surprise bag" of discounted leftover food, and pick it up from the location within a predetermined collection window. For a “surprise bag” of just $3.99, $4.99 or $5.99, customers get x3 value of food for a heavily discounted price while also helping fight food waste. So yes, you can get great food for cheap AND help save the environment!

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2. Vinted

Are you a shopper? If yes, Vinted might just be the sustainable app for you. Vinted is an online second-hand marketplace created for buying, selling, and exchanging new or used goods, primarily apparel and accessories, in 16 global markets including Spain, France, Belgium, the USA...

This is a fantastic way to recycle the clothes that you have worn but do not want anymore. Instead of throwing clothes out, you could either sell them at a reasonable price to make some money back and reduce fashion pollution, or simply just exchange them if you find a user with something you like, and if they like something you have. Just like that, you can up-cycle clothes, make some money by selling, save some money by exchanging or buying second-hand clothes AND help save the environment by reducing fashion waste!

3. Meltek

Last but not least, you can get paid by reducing your energy consumption during times of high demand! You heard that right. Meltek is a climate tech startup that empowers communities to lower their carbon footprint by paying New Yorkers and Californians to reduce their energy usage when energy is in high demand. By doing this, you get paid to use less energy and help fight the high use of polluting, expensive Peaker Plants. In just six simple steps, you can participate and be part of the change! Check out below:

Together, we can make a change, one app at a time! To start earning money and saving the planet, visit!

We will notify you when peak hours are and then the more energy you save during that period the more you can earn.  Sign up with Meltek today!