UN Sustainable Development Goals: Ocean Plastics


193 of the world’s 195 countries have agreed on a set of 17 goals that, taken together, imagine a world rid of poverty and hunger, and safe from the worst effects of climate change. These are the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, a shared global vision that embraces government, civil, and corporate action. The goals are ambitious, but achievable if we all do our part.

As You Sow is active on 16 of those 17 goals — with Ocean Plastics, its Goal #6, Goal #12, and Goal #14. For instance, Goal #12 calls for reducing waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse — exactly what we’re pushing these mammoth global corporations to do with their packaging. Goal #14 calls for preventing and reducing marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities — plastics pollution has become a worldwide ocean crisis.

Together, we CAN make a difference — together, we ARE making a difference.