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SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production

Max Nichols's picture

Plastic Plague

I'm hoping to reduce my carbon footprint from the resources used in producing plastic and the amount of waste ending in landfill & natural habitats. I will do this by attempting to be more conscientious of the products i'm purchasing and their packaging. I also hope to increase the awareness of the Redcycle program and try and persuade 5 of my friends to use reusable coffee cups. Recently I have been involved with my local State member of Parliament in order to discuss a state wide ban of single use plastics from stores. This involved copious research into the topic. To track my Sustainable Development Goal, I'll record each item of non-reusable plastic that I purchase or use for 3 months and make a list of the people I can get to commit to reusable cups.

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Gayani Gunawardhana's picture

go reusable

I'm buying groceries at least 3 times per month. In every time, I went to buy groceries I may have to use minimum 2 bags and this could be more in days that I have to buy more stuff. That means I'm taking more than 4 polythene bags in every month. If people continue such behaviour, think how much of polythene would fill in this city. You do the math. So, I decided change into reusable clothing bags to buy groceries instead of polythene bags. This helps me to take one step to reduce my environmental footprint.

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Yuen Fung Lam's picture

use reusable coffee cup

Get a MPA keepcup, and use it everytime I buy coffee to reduce waste of disposal cup.

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Gayani Gunawardhana | 09/02/2017 - 19:33

thanks for sharing this. I never thought of it. After I saw your post, I decided to bring my coffee cup to uni and work.

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Leanne Nguyen's picture

a more plant-based diet

In order to further reduce my carbon footprint and impact on the world, I will start reducing my meat and animal product consumption. This will help me to eventually transition to a solely plant-based/vegan diet, which is not only great for my health but also for the environment as I will no longer be supporting the meat industry.

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Olga Trevino's picture

drink soy milk

I changed from drinking regular milk to soy milk due to its lower carbon footprint and water intensity!!!

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Olga Trevino's picture

USE RECYCLED TOILET PAPER

Reduce paper consumption and change to recycled toilet paper!!

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Jake Taylor's picture

Sustainable Eating

Change my diet based upon eating less meat, red meat in particular.

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Kanisha Krishnakumar's picture

the pursuit of happyness

- By helping deliver homemade meals to the homeless of Melbourne. - To take care of the elderly in a hospital setting through volunteering. - Reduce water consumption by taking 4 minute showers.

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Kanisha Krishnakumar | 09/03/2017 - 13:50

This is the most exciting goal I have taken in my life ! :)

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Quentin Patrouillard's picture

The REDcycle Program

My first step starting June was joining the REDcycle Program from Coles which i learnt through WOM. At my house, we are 4 students and somehow accumulate around 20 plastic bags a week (4personx5bags). This over a long period adds up to a lot of waste which Coles can collect and recycle it! Massive competitive advantage they have obtained! My contribution and new habit of bringing 80 plastic bags a month back to Coles, can also have impact on others as many have asked me why i was carrying such big bags filled with other bags giving me an responsibility of also increasing awareness.

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Shashank Nangli Satish's picture

Educate, motivate, inspire

When I first arrived in Melbourne, I was appalled to see the the blatant use of plastic bags in supermarkets and coffee cups all over the "most liveable city". Being born and raised in Bangalore, the IT capital of India - also known for being a heavily polluted city which has struggled to manage its waste, I have witnessed my beautiful hometown deteriorate over the last 10 years. However, there seems to be hope as there is a Plastic ban that has been implemented and student bodies in bangalore are volunteering to clean-up the city and have made incredible progress. Having travelled to a few different countries in my time, I have observed one thing in common around the world. That is waste management around the world is considered the responsibility of the government in power and of civic bodies. My step? I intend to spread awareness about the use of plastics and the damage it does through social media channels and by launching a digital social media campaign to STOP the use of plastics once and for all. I intend to start with spreading the message in Monash University and educate and inspire young students to be more conscious about their actions. What we need today is people with well formed minds rather than well educated minds.

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