SDG 12, the Sustainable Development Goal for recycling

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One of the main problems of our way of living today is the fact that we generate huge quantities of waste of all kind. In urban cores, the volume of waste is up to concerning levels and it is necessary to put an end to it. This problem is contemplated in the SDG 12 of the 2030 Agenda.

Correct recycling and social corporate governance.

The concern for the amount of waste generated has taken quite a bit of relevance among society. There are more and more recycling points, and companies give their time for recycling as well as raising awareness among communities about the importance of taking care of our environment.

Nonetheless, such measures, although efficient, are not quite enough to get to the goal we need to.

In order to succeed in achieving SDG12 and benefiting all sectors from a policy that protects the environment, it is important to establish an economic system that modifies production systems and optimizes consumption.

The principle of the 4 Rs

Circular economy is based upon the pricniple of the four ‘Rs’: reduce, reuse, repair and recycle.

One of the pillars of this action system consists on taking advantage of renewable energies.

Another approach is the replacement of residual materials by biodegradable ones or ones that could be easily reporpused. This is the example of plastic, which use is being thought to be limited by 2021, making single use plastic disappear completely or almost completely.

The end goal is that plastic and other kind of packaging deriving from oil will be gradually replaced by materials like glass or aluminum, which are easier to clean and reuse.

When it comes to recycling, new doors open for the compliance of other objectives, such as collaboration, as many companies need to produce a lot of waste, and they could form an alliance for the correct treatmetn of such materials.

Lastly, inside the circular economy, we need to talk about reparability and reuse. In this particular case we activate a set of measures to elongate the life of products, specially those for domestic use, such as house appliances or technological equipment. This kind of things, once they fall into obsolescence, can be reporpused in great measure, modifyed or even put into use again.

Social corporate responsivility (CSR) is vital for protocols of environmental protection set out in the 2030 Agenda. The planning and measurement of results is needed to control the correct advancement inside companies. 85% of Spanish companies are committed to SDG12, but we don’t want to leave no one behind. That is why we have created DoGood, for all companies who want to walk towards sustainability and towards the achievement of these goals easily and with a plan. More informaton here.