Supporting Goal 02: Zero Hunger with #TOGETHERBAND


I am proud to be supporting The United Nations Global Goal 02: Zero Hunger through #TOGETHERBAND.


I believe that our external world is a direct reflection of our inner world.

It all starts within, which is why nutrition is paramount for deep and sustainable change to happen.


Where you live should not determine the amount and quality of food you have available.

Our Mother Earth continuously provides us with more than enough natural resources for us all to have a healthy diet, asking for nothing in return.

It is us, its inhabitants, that choose how these resources are used and distributed, and at what price throughout the world.


We are clearly not doing a good job at it which is why I stand for ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture.


Goal 02: Zero Hunger aims to achieve:


UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO SAFE AND NUTRITIOUS FOOD

By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular, the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food all year round.


END ALL FORMS OF MALNUTRITION

By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons.


DOUBLE THE PRODUCTIVITY AND INCOMES OF SMALL-SCALE FOOD PRODUCERS

By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment.


SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION AND RESILIENT AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES

By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality.


MAINTAIN THE GENETIC DIVERSITY IN FOOD PRODUCTION

By 2020, maintain the genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and their related wild species, including through soundly managed and diversified seed and plant banks at the national, regional and international levels, and promote access to and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, as internationally agreed.


INVEST IN RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE, AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY AND GENE BANKS

Increase investment, including through enhanced international cooperation, in rural infrastructure, agricultural research and extension services, technology development and plant and livestock gene banks in order to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries, in particular least developed countries.


PREVENT AGRICULTURAL TRADE RESTRICTIONS, MARKET DISTORTIONS AND EXPORT SUBSIDIES

Correct and prevent trade restrictions and distortions in world agricultural markets, including through the parallel elimination of all forms of agricultural export subsidies and all export measures with equivalent effect, in accordance with the mandate of the Doha Development Round.


ENSURE STABLE FOOD COMMODITY MARKETS AND TIMELY ACCESS TO INFORMATION

Adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of food commodity markets and their derivatives and facilitate timely access to market information, including on food reserves, in order to help limit extreme food price volatility.



Why I support #TOGETHERBAND


Their Materials

BOTTLETOP's approach has always been to fuse innovative and sustainable materials, artisanal production, and technical innovation to have a positive impact on the people and the planet. 


The recycled rope

Plastic pollution is reaching a critical point, an estimated 12.7 million tonnes of plastic pollute our oceans every year.

The #TOGETHERBAND is a part of solving this issue.

Every #TOGETHERBAND rope band is made from 100% recycled plastic. Recovered plastic pollution from the coasts of Costa Rica and the US is transformed into yarn by BIONIC®. BIONIC® addresses ocean plastic pollution by orchestrating recycling operations and beach clean-ups, and transforming this recovered plastic into fully traceable high-grade textiles and polymers, including the rope for the #TOGETHERBAND.

In fact, for every Ocean Plastic #TOGETHERBAND sold, an additional 1KG of plastic is removed from marine and coastal environments. 

Visit bionic.is for more information.


The Humanium metal clasp

There are hundreds of millions of illegal firearms in the world. As a result, someone is shot every minute, making small arms ‘weapons of mass destruction.’ Humanium Metal is an upcycled stainless steel repurposed from destructed illegal firearms, which are seized by local authorities in Central America. The firearms are melted down and transformed back to raw stainless steel material by IM Sweden Development Partner in Sweden. The clasp is made from the resulting Humanium Metal moulded into the shape of the signature upcycled ring pulls BOTTLETOP uses in the creation of their products. This gives the steel a new positive life as the #TOGETHERBAND clasp whilst helping to put an end to armed violence and creating new sources of funding for victims and projects aiming to rebuild conflict-torn societies.

Visit humanium-metal.com for more information.


The people power

From the people of the communities of Costa Rica that collect the coastal and marine plastic debris that is used in our rope bands to the Nepalese artisans working to assemble the finished bands for packaging in 100% recycled card, they provide support to local communities and economies every step of the way. What’s more, 100% of the profits from the band will be donated to projects that advance the 17 Global Goals.


The two bands

Every order comes with two bands in order to spread the word further. You can give the second band to someone important to you and change the world together.


If this initiative inspires you, please join me in supporting it. Go to globalgoals.org/ to find the goal that is most important to you and get your own #TOGETHERBAND at togetherband.org/.

We are what we eat.

Let’s make sure we are all healthy.

Let’s make sure no one is left behind.

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