Responsible consumption

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Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

We know the world’s natural resources are limited, but we’re using more water, mining more minerals and cutting down more forests than ever before.

We’re also throwing more stuff away – a lot more. In 1900 the world generated 300,000 tons of rubbish a day. Fast forward 100 years to 2000, and that had shot up to 3 million tons per day. And what’s really crazy is that while 1 in 9 of us are hungry, every year a third of the food we produce is lost or wasted. So we not only need to consume less, we need to make sure it goes further.

If we hit this goal, it could change the lives of millions of people living today, but the real impact will be felt by future generations. Instead of severe water shortages, pollution and ravaged earth, we could leave them a sustainable planet that provides everything they need.

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Stand as ONE

World leaders have agreed to 17 Global Goals that would mean a better life for all of us. The Goals are a plan to build a world where children don't go to bed hungry, where girls get the same opportunity to thrive as boys, and where people don't die of preventable diseases. It's one of the most incredible to-do lists ever written - but now we need to turn words into action.

As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality exist in our world, none of us can truly rest.

Nelson Mandela

Mandela's words represent what it means to be a ONE member and at the birth of these ambitious new goals, we will not rest until they are achieved. Stand with more than 9 million others and in Mandela's honour - pledge to use your voice. We know it has power to change lives and bring about a better world for all of us, as ONE.