222 Million Tons 1.1

Platform and Price
iPad only, free with in-app purchases starting at $2.99

RD Score
2 out of 5

Synopsis of the App
222 Million Tons is a meal planning tool that delivers weekly menus and shopping lists designed to use up perishables to minimize food waste. The app encourages sustainable food practices from shopping to cooking.


  • Provides meal plans to minimize food spoilage and waste.
  • Recipe collections are themed to keep the user engaged. For example, the “Bright & Bold” collection features meals with bright and bold colors, flavors and textures.
  • Free 1-week preview of the “Bright and Bold” recipe collection.
  • Easily scale recipes to serve one to eight people.
  • Shopping lists are easy to manage and specific, even to the level of produce ripeness.
  • Easily email shopping lists from the app.
  • Adjust the starting weekday for meal plans based on the family’s shopping habits.
  • No advertisements.


  • App assumes you will cook the recipes in order throughout the week.
  • Doesn’t include recipes for breakfast or lunch.
  • Lengthy shopping lists may result in waste for smaller families.
  • App needs to be updated. The news section’s latest entry is from July 2012.
  • App is available on iPad only which may not be as convenient as a phone for supermarket trips. 

Bottom Line
This preview gives a good overview of what the 222 Million Tons app has to offer. A good idea in theory, the 222 Million Tons app may help you save money, time and gas while reducing food waste and creating a more sustainable kitchen. However, to get more value it may be worth waiting until the next version of the app before downloading. 

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Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, is based in Atlanta and specializes in culinary nutrition, communications and consulting. She blogs at marisamoore.com. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.