Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns


  Inspiration  Targets

CZECH INSPIRATION:

Zachraň jídlo – project: Jsem připraven

The goal of Jsem připraven (I’m ready) campaign by Zachraň jídlo (Save the food) is to inform the public that 20% of farming production never makes it to the consumers because of strict requirements regarding the look and form of fruit and vegetables. The campaign is trying to solve this issue because wasting food based on its looks is a big ecological as well as economic problem.

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SDG 12 AMBASSADOR



Kato

aka Adam Svatoš – Czech rapper, DJ and a copywriter in an advertising agency

Lukáš Hejlík

Actor, TV host and gastronomy enthusiast

Kato

aka Adam Svatoš – Czech rapper, DJ and a copywriter in an advertising agency

GLOBAL INSPIRATION:

Champions 12.3

Champions 12.3, a community of top actors in governments, businesses, international organisations, research institutions, agriculture and society, fights food waste and promotes waste reduction around the world. All of its members play their role in creating a political, business and social impulse to minimize food waste and garbage everywhere in the world.

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Petit Pli

Ryan Mario Yasin focuses on the issue of children’s clothes waste. He designed a collection of children’s clothes called Petit Pli which is special for its foldable system made of ultralight, rainproof and breathable material which grows along with the child.

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Sustainable appliances

A clean home feels great but a clean environment is even better. Many of the home appliances we use every day seem innocent but they might have a negative impact on the environment. Each of them can be replaced with a sustainable alternative.

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TARGETS

Implement the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries

By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources

By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses

By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment

By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse

Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle

Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities

By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature

Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production

Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products

Rationalize inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption by removing market distortions, in accordance with national circumstances, including by restructuring taxation and phasing out those harmful subsidies, where they exist, to reflect their environmental impacts, taking fully into account the specific needs and conditions of developing countries and minimizing the possible adverse impacts on their development in a manner that protects the poor and the affected communities

TIPS:

Compost at home. Composting your own organic waste helps reducing negative impacts on the environment and recycling organic nutrients.

Avoid using single-use water bottles and coffee cups. You will reduce waste and save money at the same time.

Take your own shopping bag for groceries. Say no to plastic bags and use your own reusable ones. Buy products with minimal packaging.

Use less napkins. You do not need a pile of them to enjoy your snack. Take only as many as you really need.

Recycle paper, plastic, glass and aluminium to reduce waste dumps.

Shop smart. Plan your meals, write down a shopping list and avoid impulsive shopping. Be immune to marketing tricks that make you buy more groceries than you need, especially the ones about to expire.
They might be cheaper but will still cost you a lot if they turn bad and you have to throw them away.

Buy “ugly vegetables“: a lot of fruit and vegetables gets dumped because it does not fit the required form, size or colour.

Make the right choice when buying diapers. Either use cloth diapers or buy a brand that is safe for the environment.

Do a small research online and buy products only from brands that use sustainable processes and do not harm the environment.

Tell us more about your own ways of supporting the global goals: use the #SDGs and #GlobalGoals hashtags on social media.

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