My Little Plastic Footprint is an app that helps you reduce your plastic footprint by going on a plastic diet. Reduce your plastic consumption and choose sustainable alternatives with My Little Plastic Footprint app.
How does it work?
It’s very simple: choose one or more of these six areas of your life – bathroom, kitchen, travel, leisure, household, and garden – and start your plastic diet today. To calculate your plastic footprint, we have created the Plastic Mass Index (PMI). The PMI is a measure to calculate your contribution to plastic pollution. The closer your PMI is to zero, the less you contribute; the closer your PMI gets to 100, the more you contribute. By going on a plastic diet, you will reduce your PMI.
Why is it important?
We all consume too much plastic. Literally. There is plastic in the food we eat, the water we drink and even in the air we breathe. Unfortunately, what most people don’t realize is that plastic can make us sick when it enters our body. The chemicals in plastic and plastic particles may cause cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, arthritis, impotency and even harm babies in the womb.
As humans, we create a lot of plastic waste. More than 80% of the plastic pollution in the oceans comes from land. And of all the plastic we use every day, we throw 50% away within 20 minutes. Plastic in the environment does not biodegrade, it fragmentizes into smaller pieces, called microplastics. Today, our oceans resemble a global soup of microplastics: the plastic soup. We are all responsible for this; consumers, companies, and governments.
To reduce our plastic footprint, we all need to go on a plastic diet. With the updated My Little Plastic Footprint app, we will help you reduce the amount of plastic you use, advise you to choose the right alternatives, and thereby prevent you from getting sick from the many toxic chemicals added to plastics. The diet revolves around tackling the concerns about plastic affecting human health, avoiding leakage of plastic into the environment and aiming for an absolute reduction of plastic production.
Who is behind this app?
The international team behind this app includes the following partners:
* Plastic Soup Foundation: NGO based in Amsterdam leading the worldwide campaign “Beat the Microbead”. Their mission: No plastic in our water or our bodies!
* EA: in-depth knowledge of data and gamification expert.
* Smäll: one of the leading advertising agencies in Spain in the field of sustainability.
* Ocean Recovery Alliance: International NGO based in Hong Kong and the US, with two global programs on plastic pollution, one of which is the Plastic Disclosure Project.
Ratings and Reviews
Using this app is a fantastic way to help the environment! It reminds me of little things that I can do to reduce ocean pollution and I learn fun facts whenever I take one of the quizzes! I would highly recommend this app!
This app was amazing I loved this app I told all my clients about it loved to play it but then the update came and it went into the trash. It used to be an amazing game where u answer questions and clean the ocean and get to read and see study’s and fun new plastic free alternatives now it is a very sad list of this to trade out. I am trying to live a plastic free life but this app now makes it sad.
Developer Response ,
Hi there! Thank you for your feedback. But we have good news for you! Our latest update includes quizzes just like in the old app. We would love it if you would give the app another chance. Thanks!
Practical little app!
Gives very practical advise on how to change your lifestyle to a more eco-friendly one. Much fun leveling up and learning about the facts of plastics and pledging to reduce my usage.
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- Stichting Plastic Soup Foundation
- 90.4 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2019-2021 Plastic Soup Foundation
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.