To ensure sustainable consumption and production practices necessarily entails to respect the biophysical boundaries of the planet and to reduce current global consumption rates in order to fit with the biophysical capacity to produce ecosystem services and benefits. As result of that, achieving sustainable consumption and production patterns secures efficiency and productivity gains, ensuring that human activities remain within the carrying capacity of the planet, while respecting the rights of future generations.

How do you become a responsible consumer?

They do not involve radical changes but help us to contribute to the Global Goal for Responsible Consumption:

Avoid wasting food. …

Avoid wasting water. …

Buy less plastic. …

Refill water bottles. …

Cut down or cut out meat from your diet. …

Cut down or cut out fish from your diet. …

Reduce the amount of energy that you use.

Sustainable Development Goal 12, titled “responsible consumption and production”, is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2015. The official wording of SDG 12 is “Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns”

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