SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

SDG 12.

Developing sustainable methods of product invention and consumer spending.

The world continues to generate more and more waste. Electronics waste is on the rise because of the technological culture we live in. Almost 14% of food is lost along supply chains. The planet needs us to rethink our consumption patterns as well as how we produce our goods.

Take a Deep Dive on SDG 12

Check out the resources collected below that lifts up the importance of responsible consumption from faculty, staff and guest lectures here at UB.

E-Waste repair and recycling in Bangladesh: Dr. Nirupam Aich

Dr. Nirupam Aich is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering. His research focus is environmental and water resources engineering. Dr. Aich runs the Aich Laboratory for Environmental Nanotechnology and Sustainability developing applications of novel multifunctional nanomaterials towards innovative environmental remediation techniques while avoiding harmful environmental and human health implications. Aich received his PhD from the University of Texas in 2015. (UB Community for Global Health Equity, 10/14/16)

Recycling Technologies & Illusions

Dr. David Spencer earned his B.S. degree in mining and metallurgy at Lafayette College and his Doctor of Science from MIT in materials science and engineering.  12-16-19. RENEW.

Beyond Plastics

Judith Enck, former EPA Regional Administrator and current visiting professor from Bennington College, presented Beyond Plastics, a new project designed to promote local laws to reduce plastic pollution and train college students and community members in becoming anti-plastic packaging advocates. It was sponsored by UB Sustainability, Alliance for the Great Lakes, and Citizens Campaign for the Environment.  (4/11/19)

Towards More Resilient Supply Chains

This webinar will attempt to systematically diagnose the underlying issues and resulting actions necessary to create more resilient supply chains. It will provide a review of techniques developed for mitigation and response to address supply chain disruptions. (UB Alumni, 5/1/20)

Responsible Consumption in the News

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