12 Responsible consumption and production

Sustainable Development Goals
SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production

SDG 12 is about sustainable production and consumption, through more efficient use of raw materials, reduces pressure on the environment and reduces dependence on those resources. Find out what we at NHL Stenden are doing in relation to this issue. 

We are committed to responsible consumption and production. Within our university of applied sciences, we promote the reuse of coffee cups and water bottles. In addition, our restaurants and canteens use the Dutch Cuisine sustainability concept, which aims to teach students how to create better food and take a responsible approach to food waste. For example, within our Service Economy research priority area, we are working on creating a responsible future for consumption and production. 

Teaching & Research 

Within our research, we are working hard on finding solutions to wastage of resources and energy. For example, the Circular Plastics professorship analyses and optimises waste separation processes by connecting the entire northern resource, production, consumption and waste supply chain. This research is also linked to our education, in which students who follow the Circular Plastics minor get to work on recycling and upcycling plastics. Within our Service Economy research priority area, the Sustainability in Hospitality and Tourism professorship conducts research into making the hospitality and tourism industry more sustainable, with a view to securing a sustainable future.


Professorship Circular Plastics

If we no longer want plastic soup in our seas, production processes and consumption patterns must change radically and take steps towards sustainable resource management and circular economy.
Circulaire plastics en sustainable polymers

Minor Circular Plastic

From a mostly technical approach, the processes for collecting, cleaning and reprocessing plastic waste are discussed. New and sustainable products are developed from the obtained materials.

Minor Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Hospitality and Tourism

Find out how the industry can contribute to a sustainable society while securing its own future.

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 1

No poverty

A major social problem that we would like to eliminate.

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geen armoede
Goal 2

Zero hunger

Focuses on sustainable and friendly food production and less waste.

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geen honger
Goal 3

Good health and well-being

Tackles smoking, obesity and alcohol consumption to ensure healthy lives.

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goede gezondheid welzijn
Goal 4

Quality education

Our main goal: to provide knowledge and skills for all.

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kwaliteits onderwijs
Goal 5

Gender equality

An equal position in governance and business is key here.

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gender gelijkheid
Goal 6

Clean water and sanitation

We focus on water quality and efficient water use in the Netherlands.

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schoon drinkwater sanitair
Goal 7

Affordable and clean energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

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betaalbare duurzame energie
Goal 8

Decent work and economic growth

Economic growth through equitable use of capital, labor and resources.

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waardig werk economische groei
Goal 9

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Sustainability and innovation of mobility and infrastructure.

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industrie innovatie infrastructuur
Goal 10

Reduced inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries.

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ongelijkheid verminderen
Goal 11

Sustainable cities and communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

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duurzame gemeenschappen
Goal 13

Climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

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Goal 14

Life below water

Focuses on clean and livable seas and oceans. Plastic does not belong there.

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leven in het water
Goal 15

Life on land

Focuses on resolving conflicting concerns while respecting nature.

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leven op het land
Goal 16

Peace, justice and strong institutions

Focuses on peace and security, because insecurity has a lot of impact.

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vrede justitie
Goal 17

Partnerships for the goals

Deals with partnerships needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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