Responsible Consumption and Production
Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Our planet has provided us with an abundance of natural resources. But we have not utilized them responsibly and currently consume far beyond what our planet can provide. We must learn how to use and produce in sustainable ways that will reverse the harm that we have inflicted on the planet.
- Implement the 10-Year Sustainable Consumption and Production Framework
- Sustainable Management and Use of Natural Resources
- Halve Global Per Capita Food Waste
- Responsible Management of Chemicals and Waste
- Substantially Reduce Waste Generation
- Encourage Companies to Adopt Sustainable Practices and Sustainability Reporting
- Promote Sustainable Public Procurement Practices
- Promote Universal Understanding of Sustainable Lifestyles
- Support Developing Countries' Scientific and Technological Capacity for Sustainable Consumption and Production
- Develop and Implement Tools to Monitor Sustainable Tourism
- Remove Market Distortions that Encourage Wasteful Consumption
- Find a Goal 12 charity you want to support. Any donation, big or small, can make a difference! See the "Get Involved" section above.
- Shop, eat and drink locally. Supporting neighbourhood businesses keeps people employed and circulates money back into your community.
- Be conscious of packaging – the less the better!
- Buy second-hand whenever you can.
- Do some research and buy from companies you know have sustainable practices and don’t harm the environment.
- Download and use food sharing applications. You can download apps to donate your leftover food and decrease the amount of food waste you produce.
- Choose reusable products. Use an eco-bag for shopping, a reusable water bottle or a cup to reduce your plastic waste.
- Advocate for corporate responsibility. Join petitions and campaigns calling out businesses with unsustainable practices.
- Stay informed. Follow your local news and stay in touch with the Global Goals online or on social media at @TheGlobalGoals.