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LIFE CYCLE WORKSHOP

What have you been doing to action the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at work, at school, or at home? Please specify which SDGs these actions connect to? 

Victoria University is home to a wide range of exciting activities that encourage students to explore and participate in projects related to the SDGs. Here, I attended a workshop on the lifecycle of waste to know the type of waste and understand waste management. This method is based on the waste hierarchy, made up of five steps: reducing waste at the source, reuse of materials, recycling, energy recovery, and landfilling. At the workshop, I learned about types of waste and how to classify and reuse non-biodegradable waste. I have learned a lot and applied it to my life as instead of using plastic bags for shopping I always carry cloth bags and use reusable bottles/cups/containers/straws in my daily life to minimize the amount of waste used. In addition, I volunteered for the Waste Management organization in a project called Wash Against Waste at Newtown festival is set up to minimize the number of single-use plastics being used at the food stalls. In this project, we wash and bring reusable plates, cups, bowls, spoons, and folks for people who needed for food and propagate to reduce the use of disposable cups, bowls, and plates to reduce waste. In this event, I learn a lot about recycling, recycling things, and different types of waste as well as how to reduce waste in our life. 

  • SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production

 

From D.N.