In 1989, two years after the world’s population reached 5 billion, the United Nations declared July 11 as a World Population Day. Among other things, it serves as a reminder to be aware of the environment and our attitude towards it.
The Slovenian population represents 0.3 permille of the total world population. It is predicted that by 2024 the number in our country will grow, but it is estimated that by 2060, there will live less than 2 million people in Slovenia.
Source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (https://www.stat.si/StatWeb/news/Index/8948)
Regardless of the Slovenian population, the world situation is different. In the last 12 years, the number of people has increased by 1 billion. The Earth is facing overpopulation, which is followed by certain problems.
How is overpopulation connected with environment?
The link between overpopulation and the environmental impacts is very close. As a result, the Earth faces problems such as biodiversity loss, deforestation, land degradation and degradation of the environment.
Negative climate changes are the result of greenhouse gases, produced by the increased number of vehicles and industries that affect air quality. High levels of emissions lead to global warming. The melting of Arctic ice, changing climate patterns and different sea level are just some of the consequences of the environmental pollution.
There can be no sustainable development without sustainable population
Sustainable development goals, related to the environment, are clean water and sanitation, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, climate action and life below water.
At Skaza company, we operate in accordance with the principles of sustainable development. We strive for the eco-friendly innovations. We contribute to the transition into an era of circular economy, through sustainable and responsible actions.
With our own products, we encourage low carbon footprint practices and we contribute to the development of green technologies. Today, 85 % of our own brand products are made of recycled or bio-based material. Our mission is to be a part of the top 10 ECO companies, known by setting a new trend in the plastic industry.