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a) Discussing with Kids about 'Need vs Want', happiness and link to material possessions.
b) Using mathematics to show the scope of plastic challenge.
c) Calculating environmental footprint of students based on their habits (shower time, means of transport, new/re-use clothes, etc
d) Exercise to compare footprint of packaged orange juice vis-a-vis fresh squeezed.
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This material presents the results of the Advance SCP project in Peru related to one of the prioritised sectors: landfills.
The Advance SCP project promotes sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns in eight emerging economies spread across SouthEast Asia, Africa and Latin America. The project takes the countries’ needs and preferences into consideration: For instance, the UN Environment-led activities in Peru aim to develop Life Cycle Inventory data for refineries, hydroelectric power plants and landfills and a National Economic Input-Output Life Cycle Assessment (EIO-LCA) database.
This publication displays a series of cases in which Association Mawarid and UN Environment implemented sustainable actions in Marrakesh hotels and riads. These actions enhanced employee well-being and inspired the workplaces to continue promoting sustainability beyond the project lifespan.
This report illustrates each workplace's experience with sustainability projects, their area of focus and the measured impact of each activity upon the hotel and greater Marrakesh.
Bihar State Pollution Control Board and Development Alternatives jointly initiated a workshop on ‘Greening the Brick Sector in Bihar’ on Friday, 29th June, 2018 at Seminar Hall, Parivesh Bhawan, Patliputra, Patna. The discussions and dialogue focussed on the environmental impacts of the brick sector and the potential to mitigate these impacts through an inclusive economic strategy that supports economic growth needed to fuel development in the state.
This is England's resource and waste strategy which is in alignment with the 25 Year Environment Plan, the aim of which is to leave the environment in a better position for future generations. Sustainable Consumption and Production is at the heart of this strategy, particularly in chapter 2 which outlines plans for a domestic ecolabel, plastics waste reduction, and proposed deposit return scheme for bottles, amongst other things.
The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is a global organization transforming the consumer goods industry to deliver more sustainable consumer products. We are dedicated to improving the sustainability of consumer products. Our Members and partners include manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, service providers, NGOs, civil society organizations, governmental agencies and academics.
South Africa has begun a new phase of its democratic transition. The electoral mandate of
the fifth democratic government is to deepen transformation and implement the National
Development Plan (NDP). It is to accelerate growth, create decent work and promote
investment in a competitive economy. In giving effect to this mandate, we continue to be
guided by our Constitutional commitment to “improve the quality of life of all citizens and free
the potential of each person”.
This case study shows how Suwon undertook successful SPP Tender Implementation and Impact Monitoring. Selected as a city for the “SPP Tender Implementation and Impact Monitoring” that is currently being carried out in Asia under the One Planet Network, Suwon kicked off the project in March 2017 and set the target for increasing the ratio of the annual Green Public Procurement (GPP) to over 40% and that of Recycled Asphalt Con¬crete (RAC) to more than 20%.
En Belgique, la perte alimentaire globale est évaluée à 3,6 millions de tonnes par an. Les ménages wallons jettent chaque année entre 14 et 23 kilos de nourriture par habitant, ce qui représente une perte financière annuelle estimée à 174 euros par ménage. L’analyse de la composition des poubelles d’ordures ménagères confirme ces résultats, soit 19 kg/hab/an soit 16% de la poubelle résiduelle.
EU Circular Economy Package (incl. EU Circular Economy Action Plan and revised EU Waste Legislation)
EU Circular Economy Package (incl. EU Circular Economy Action Plan and revised EU Waste Legislation), European Union, launched in 2015. It was developed by the European Commission (Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions).
The 2016 FAO-CIHEAM joint edition of Mediterra offers an innovative and prospective approach on the issues of triple waste reduction including agricultural losses, waste of natural resources and waste of knowledge and knowhow. This Report features a collection of shared expertise and local experiences in the Mediterranean region. It provides the keys to understanding and presents solutions for action targeting policy-makers, development operators, professionals and researchers.
The waste management sector is in a unique position to move from being a comparatively minor source of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to becoming a major contributor to climate change mitigation. This briefing aims at providing criteria to policy-makers around climate finance on the field of waste. It provides a framework to understand what are the more climate-friendly options in the field and a series of case studies to illustrate some of the best and the worst practices in the field.
Sardinia was until 2003 in the rearguard of Italy and Europe in terms of waste management. With a separate collection rate of 3.8%, this popular tourist island used to send all the remaining waste to landfills and incineration. However, a strategy based on the promotion of separate collection with particular attention to bio-waste, and a carefully designed system of incentives in combination with several municipalities championing the transition towards zero waste, is delivering results. In 2016
The NSRR was initiated by The Netherlands, UK, France and Flanders with the aim to stimulate Green Growth in the North Sea region by facilitating the trade and transportation of secondary resources. The 5 year deal was signed in March of this year and is envisioned to accommodate a maximum of ten secondary resource streams or cases.
Il presente documento ha l’obiettivo di fornire un inquadramento
generale dell’economia circolare nonché di definire il posizionamento
strategico del nostro paese sul tema, in continuità con gli
impegni adottati nell’ambito dell’Accordo di Parigi sui cambiamenti
climatici, dell’Agenda 2030 delle Nazioni Unite sullo sviluppo
sostenibile, in sede G7 e nell’Unione Europea.
Para integrar el Sistema de Planeación Democrática, el cual sirve para guiar las acciones de las dependencias y entidades de la Administración Pública Federal, el Plan Nacional de Desarrollo 2013 – 2018, prevé, entre otros, la elaboración del Programa Especial de Producción y Consumo Sustentable, el cual será el instrumento con el que el Gobierno de la República promoverá que la prosperidad del país se realice cuidando nuestro patrimonio natural.
US EPA Recommendations of Product Environmental Performance Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
The US EPA Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels - covering 20 product categories - leverage the US federal government's vast purchasing power to bring clarity to the market, promote environmentally sustainable products, and realize lifecycle cost savings. Moreover, the Recommendations increase market confidence in existing private sector initiatives that have demonstrated positive, measurable, and meaningful change in the environmental performance of products and services.
This document presents Malta’s commitment to green growth – a short to medium term strategy and action plan. It seeks to contextualize the nature of the Green Economy and has the purpose of bringing together all necessary objectives and actions towards a green economy in Malta; giving them a framework of structure and timeline; enhancing them and striving towards their effective realization.
This guide book presents a methodology that facilitates the design of sustainable WEEE management policies in developing countries. The different methods and design recommendations discussed are based on the methodological support provided during the design of national policy for WEEE management in Colombia as well as the design team’s wealth of experiences.