REPORT ON SDG-12
A better understanding of environmental and social impacts of products and services is needed, both of product life cycles and how these are affected by use within lifestyles. Identifying “hot spots” within the value chain where interventions have the greatest potential to improve the environmental and social impact of the system as a whole is a crucial first step. Innovation and design solutions can both enable and inspire individuals to lead more sustainable lifestyles, reducing impacts and improving well-being. There are two main ways to eradicate this problem (a) Reducing your waste and (b) Being thoughtful about what you buy and choosing a sustainable option whenever possible.
Shoolini University has extensively mandated the students and faculty to adhere to various policies to attain the goals of SDG-12. The university has framed the policies at institutional level to formalise SD policies on campuses and timely assesses the performance with respect to sustainability. The courses, laboratory and other projects are assigned with adequate allocated credits to have in-depth knowledge to make it result oriented in SDGs perspective. The university emphasises on the SDGs based research and innovations and majorly promotes projects to be submitted to DST, UGC and various ministries, Govt. of India to follow the SDGs.
The other measures adopted by the university on daily basis keeping the goals of SDG-12 in focus include- promoting the production and use of reusable bags, refusing to use plastic wares wherever possible and replacing them with alternatives, promoting maximum reusing-recycling to minimise the use of disposables on the campus. These are few of the good ways to enable sustainable consumption and production in the campus. In addition, the different types of waste (solid, liquid, non/degradable, hazardous, etc.) produced in the university is handled responsibly with accurate identification, segregation and disposal of it. The university ensures sustainable consumption of goods and disposal of wastes. Further, the University prefers to appoint equipment and stationary suppliers based on demonstrated commitment to sustainability and environment responsibility. The university has made various policies to promote and practice the responsible production, consumption and disposal schemes to confidently adhere the SDG-12. Several campaigns, programmes and activities are conducted at the university to create awareness among the students, staff also the locals to follow the SDGs.
The university has made various policies to promote and practice the responsible production, consumption and disposal schemes to confidently adhere to the SDG-12.