Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Why Create Sustainable Patterns
Each year, an estimated one third of all food produced - equivalent to 1.3 billion tonnes worth around $1 trillion - ends up rotting in the bins of consumers and retailers, or spoiling due to poor transportation and harvesting practices.
If people worldwide switched to energy efficient lightbulbs the world would save US $120 billion annually.
Should the global population reach 9.6 billion by 2050, the equivalent of almost three planets could be required to provide the natural resources needed to sustain current lifestyles.
Man is polluting water faster than nature can recycle and purify water in rivers and lakes.
Households consume 29% of global energy and consequently contribute to 21% of resultant CO2 emissions.
1/5 of the world's final energy consumption in 2013 was from renewables.
3 billion tonnes of food is wasted every year while almost 1 billion people go undernourished and another 1 billion hungry.
By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.
Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle.
By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.
Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities.