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SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation

Breana Merrin's picture

reusable sanitary items

Menstruation is a normal aspect of most women's monthly routine. However most women buy sanitary pads or tampons constantly as it is the norm in western societies is to use single use items. This creates a huge amount of waste, roughly 200 000 tonnes each year as well as putting strain on women who are homeless or in poverty who cannot afford these items every month. I have recently discovered businesses that offer more sustainable options such as reusable sanitary pads and menstruation cups that can last for years as well as being biodegradable. I have taken the step to invest in some of these products in order to reduce the amount of waste that I produce as a result of my bodily functions.

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Nick Pentney's picture

Quench your thirst

Water is life for people and creatures all over the world. We need it to drink, to create food, clothes, and energy. However, water shortages, pollution and wastage are leading to less of it being available for those who need it to survive. 1 million people per year die from water, sanitation and hygiene related diseases that could be reduced by access to clean water. I pledge to start saving water at home and treat it as the precious resource it is. This includes limiting my showers to two minutes, only putting a dish washer on when it's full of dishes, checking and fixing household tap leaks, checking for toilet leaks once a year and monitoring my water bill.

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Riley Hodgson's picture

Riley hodgson

I pledge to discover and share one at least one new exciting article/fact/news piece a week that highlights a particular sustainability goal. There's so much happening in the world both good and bad and I want to focus on the good. New innovations, initiatives or government action which brings the world one step closer to achieving the SDG’s are meant to be shared. Already participating in many small actions which help reduce waste and electricity I wanted to do something different as my ‘one step.’ I am inspired by what I read, watch and hear and want to do the same for others. Good actions need more recognition! That’s why I want to be a voice that recognises and celebrates progress.

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Yueheng Hu's picture

REDUCING CONSUMPTION & WASTE

Reducing the use of disposable produces in daily life, in order to reduce the pollution to the environment.

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Ayana Iwamoto | 10/07/2019 - 15:31

Love the colour:)

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Aayushi Shah's picture

COMMIT TO SUSTAINABLE FASHION

My goal is to choose clothes that are either second hand, locally made, or made with natural fibers. The fast fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world, and the fibres used in creating most of these clothes release microfibers into our waterways. I would like to choose pre-loved clothing, clothing that is ethical and can prove it's production, or locally made to support the local economy!

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Aayushi Shah's picture

COMMIT TO SUSTAINABLE FASHION

My goal is to choose clothes that are either second hand, locally made, or made with natural fibers. The fast fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world, and the fibres used in creating most of these clothes release microfibers into our waterways. I would like to choose pre-loved clothing, clothing that is ethical and can prove it's production, or locally made to support the local economy!

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Lavani Bhatia's picture

Just take it Now!

This year I've pledged to use no single use items on-the-go. I will bring a re-usable bag, straw, spoon, knife, fork and a handkerchief when going out.

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Chloe Armstrong | 04/25/2020 - 11:03

Gives the opportunity to use fresh ingredients as well!

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Sivakami Valliappan's picture

Encourage recycling!

Sort out recyclable wastes and encourage kids to do so. Let them know the importance of this act and when refund is available for certain products like aluminium cans, then encourage them to volunteer and collect such products and use the raised funds to use for a good cause or contribute to charity. Also if interested: Get involved and join the grassroots movement here: http://victoria.greens.org.au/10c

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Hari Prasad Anthiyur Selvaraj's picture

Avoid single use plastics

I have been avoiding single use plastics such as carry bags, styrofoam and plastics cups, straws as much as i can. I am going to carry my purchased items without plastic bag whenever possible. I am gonna use 100% recycled materials as much as i can. I have worked in an Internship on an Global sustainability project and I hope to continue my work on sustainability and waste management for the foreseeable future. In the long run, reducing and recycling plastics will lead to better sanitation and will help reduce poverty and save our planet.

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Zhehao Yang's picture

sell something for charity

Making something by hands Select a Bazaar Contect someone who open shop on that Bazzar Donate money for gobal environment protect

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