Sustainable consumption and production

Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 15, April 2018, Pages 1-8

This article explores the importance of lightweight technology in reducing automobile life cycle impacts, which ultimately affects Goals 9, 12 and 13.
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies Volume 15, April 2018, Pages 19-26

Relating to Goal 9 and Goal 12, this paper highlights current methodologies used to assess materials criticality, how these assessments are used to reduce materials-related risk and to what extent there is room for improvement.
A drone's eye view of a root crop planter, pulled by a tractor as it works in the field
This article explores how innovations can be used to advance goals 2 (zero hunger) and 12 (sustainable consumption and production). Nematicides - products for controlling soil-borne pests in root crops - are under threat of further regulation or withdrawal due to their toxicity. The Nematicide Stewardship Programme is demonstrating they can be used responsibly and safely to ensure their approval is maintained. But one farmer has taken it a step further by using technology to ensure his nematicide is applied accurately.
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 15, April 2018, Pages 9-18

This article contributes to SDGs 9 and 12 by reviewing efforts in Europe to secure an adequate supply of raw materials and meet the objectives of the Raw Materials Initiative, as well as the more general goals of sustainability.
PSI Trade show - award logo
Supporting Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production, the PSI Sustainability Awards recognise the sustainable potential and distinct self-responsibility of the promotional products industry and award sustainability achievements comprehensively
Plastics recycling - PET Recycling bag
Supporting Goal 12. Higher plastics recycling targets in the EU do not necessarily have to be detrimental to EU polymers producers, who will find new business opportunities in the recycling industry. EU countries will need to improve their recycling systems in order to achieve a more unified approach.
World Smart Energy Week is the world’s leading comprehensive B-to-B trade show for smart and renewable energy held twice a year in Japan. (March in Tokyo and September in Osaka) The show aims to provide a platform for professionals from across Japan, Asia, and the world to negotiate and network for the future of smart and renewable energy business. This supports SDG 9: to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
PET Bottles recycling - 'single circular economy', taxes on plastics
Supporting Goal 12. The EU should keep and recycle its “valuable plastic” within a “single circular economy”, according to the European Commission’s vice president for jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness
Most empirical research into Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) focus their studies on specific natural or social features and governing structures. This research approach looks into multi-use MPAs in the eelgrass restoration site in Japan. Findings from this research contribute directly to SDG 14 (life below water) and SDG 2 (zero hunger).
Supporting Goal 12. The use of plastics in packaging has been thrust into the spotlight in recent months. A renewed focus on marine waste including microplastics as well as still high landfill rates for plastics has led for calls for a reduction in single-use plastics.

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