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SDG 1:

no poverty

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​     FACTS FIRST ❕  

  • Nearly 92% of pollution-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries

  • The eradication of all forms of poverty remains one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. While the number of people living in extreme poverty has halved - from 1.9 billion in 1990 to 736 million in 2015 - far too many are still struggling to meet their most basic human needs.

How is it related?
  • People living in poverty generally inhabit unsanitary living environments with lots of pollution. Hence, they may get sick, subsequently needing to pay hospital bills, staying poor and ultimately becoming trapped in a cycle of poverty.

    • Possible solution: Provide free access to hospitals; government apartments for those in poverty to live in safely

  • Poor quality of water may stunt the development of a child’s brain and body, limiting their capacity to learn and/or work

    • Possible solution: Provide access to filtered or distilled water

  • Single-use plastic is usually cheaper than reusable plastic; people in poverty are more likely to use single-use plastic, generating more plastic pollution

    • Possible solution: make reusable plastic products cheaper and affordable so that more people can use them and create less of an environmental impact

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