Free mobile application to help UK retailers Go Green launched

Free mobile application to help UK retailers Go Green launched

25 November, 2014

As part of the Scottish Government’s Resource Efficiency Scotland (RES) programme, Zero Waste Scotland has released a new free iOS and Android app; Green Retail, that will allow retailers across the UK to reduce costs by implementing resource efficiencies in energy, water, raw materials and waste management.

The app which was developed in collaboration with RES, e-learning specialists, Aurion Learning and environmental consultancies, Enscape and Mabbett, will improve usability and provide help and advice for retailers on going green at the touch of a smart phone button.

The new app replaces the previously developed Green Retail app and is immediately available to the entire retail business community.

Commenting on the launch of the app, Product Development Manager at Aurion Learning, who was responsible for the app design, including video explainer and development support, Barry Kelly said:

“The Green Retail app demonstrates Aurion Learning’s commitment to mobile learning solutions and our expertise in developing innovative mobile applications that will ultimately help strengthen retailers businesses. We were really pleased to collaborate with the teams at RES, Enscape and Mabbett on this forward thinking app.”

As well as case studies on resource efficiencies in practice, the app also contains quick guides on areas including:

  • Energy Saving
  • Water Efficiency
  • Managing Waste
  • Legislation – including single use carrier bag (Scotland) regulations and waste (Scotland) regulations 

Resource Efficient Scotland’s Stephen Boyle, Programme Area Manager – Business Sector,  said:

“The retail sector has the potential to make huge efficiency savings and we are keen to help them realise savings where they can and to make their businesses more efficient. The Green Retail app is a handy, easy-to-use and comprehensive tool for busy retailers to access the latest advice and support from the Resource Efficient Scotland programme and Zero Waste Scotland, making smarter use of resources and saving money in the process.”

The Green Retail App is now available to download for free on the iTunes store and Google play.





Resource Efficient Scotland (RES) was launched in 2013 to help businesses, the public sector and the third sector save money by using resources more efficiently. It is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by Zero Waste Scotland.

The Green Retail app to help retailers become more resource efficient was unveiled last month (Thursday 16 October) at a major event in London.


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