SDG 12

Responsible consumption and production

By 2030, SDG 12 aims to significantly reduce waste production through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse. The use of polluting energy sources must be reduced. We need to make sure that the small percentage of drinking water that is available – only three percent of the world’s water supply is fresh water – is less often polluted and wasted. In the field of food production, the distribution needs to be improved. Our production must be cleaner: the goal is to reduce chemicals and other waste in the air, water and soil.

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The students crawl into the house of an entrepreneur who produces shoes in a circular way. This educational game, developed for the third grade SO, can be played for free in the classroom.