#12: Responsible Cons. & Production
Economic and social progress over the last century has been accompanied by environmental degradation that is endangering the very systems on which our future development — indeed, our very survival — depends.
A few facts and figures (Source:UN)
Each year, an estimated one third of all food produced – equivalent to 1.3 billion tonnes worth around $1 trillion – ends up rotting in the bins of consumers and retailers, or spoiling due to poor transportation and harvesting practices.
If people worldwide switched to energy efficient light bulbs the world would save US$120 billion annually.
Should the global population reach 9.6 billion by 2050, the equivalent of almost three planets could be required to provide the natural resources needed to sustain current lifestyles.
The COVID-19 pandemic offers countries and business entities an opportunity to build recovery plans that will reverse current trends and change our consumption and production patterns towards a more sustainable future.
EUTEC is standing to support actions of our advocates, supporters, partners and technology forces all around Europe or world at large and individuals for responsible consumption and production.
#UNSDG Goal 12. Let us do more and better with less, because we can.