Malnutrition is the single largest contributor to disease in the world today.
It is estimated that 815 million people are impacted by hunger and malnutrition globally. Considering the world produces enough food to feed all 7 billion people, it stands to reason that a large part of the problem lies within a breakdown of resource distribution – and the fact that poverty, as adressed in our previous post of Sustainable Development Goal #1, is the principal cause of hunger. Obviously ending poverty has a copounding flow on effect in the fight against hunger – with the causes of poverty including peoples lack of means, materials and resources.
Nearly 98% of hunger exists in underdeveloped countries. One in 15 children in developing countries dies before the age of 5, most from hunger and malnutrition related causes. We believe this is unacceptable, when there are real, viable options available to combat the problem.
In conjunction with our partners, Elemental Water Makers, and the amazing tech in their desalination plants, we aim to allieviate this heavy toll. We aim to eliminate hunger by providing remote communities with practical skills and safe water access to grow and irrigate their crops. Giving plastic waste a value will generate an interest, an opportunity, and a tangible income for those who need it most via it’s collection – and the flow-on effect of the removal of plastic from waterways and ocean environments will allow impacted eco-systems to flourish, to more efficiently provide sustainable food sources.