SDG 12 - Responsible consumption and production
Our planet is running out of resources but populations are continuing to grow. Changing our consumption habits and shifting our energy supplies to more sustainable ones are changes we can make to protect our environment and generate energy more sustainably.
At LJMU we’re changing the way we consume and produce goods to ensure an increased focus on sustainability. The concept of sustainability has influenced our curriculum, with students having the opportunity to learn about sustainable production in existing modules. Our research and knowledge exchange efforts have also helped to revolutionise material production as far afield as Bangladesh and the Philippines.
120 students have been able to learn traditional skills such as leatherworking and weaving.
A novel brick created solely from industrial waste uses zero primary resources.
We are part of a £1.5 million international collaboration of five UK universities to provide a holistic understanding of mining impacts on the Philippine river systems.
Where possible, we have switched to compostable packaging, currently 85% of all packaging is using the Vegware brand.