Science, as we all know, is of central importance in the development of countries and society in general. It is fundamental for health, for the environment, for the economy, for the education and training of people, for technology, that is, for the development of all branches of society.

Is it possible to see that it is essential knowledge or practice for the world but, in particular, what is the importance of science in sustainability? Now you know the answer.

Science in sustainability

The development of society has brought several positive but also negative points. Contrary to increasing food production capacity and improving health systems are environmental problems.

Pollution, the exploitation of the planet's annual resources and climate change are undeniable and it is increasingly necessary to resolve these problems. It is in this aspect that science can open the door and introduce all the important changes and innovations to increasingly reduce our ecological footprint.

According to Arlindo Oliveira, in an opinion article for Público , the way we live will only be more sustainable if “(…) we develop the necessary technologies to generate and distribute energy in a cleaner way, eliminate dependence on fossil fuels, make mobility more efficiently, capture and store greenhouse gases and, possibly, limit the amount of solar radiation received by the planet (…)”.

The 2030 Agenda

Those responsible for thinking about sustainable development strategies take into account the help of scientists to support them in understanding the problems of the subject, as they have made crucial contributions to the understanding of environmental problems. Thus, John Lemons and Donald Brown argue that it is important for science to understand which human actions cause environmental imbalances and how countries can act with certain programs.

Science faces these challenges through new approaches and solutions. The way in which science can support society and how a link is made between knowledge and action led UNESCO to address the science of sustainability so that this topic can be addressed in the 2030 Agenda, which establishes the following objectives for sustainable development :

  • Eradicate poverty
  • Eradicate hunger
  • Quality healthcare
  • quality education
  • Gender equality
  • Clean water and sanitation
  • Renewable and affordable energy
  • Decent work and economic growth
  • Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Reduce inequalities
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Sustainable production and consumption
  • Climate action
  • Protect marine life
  • Protect life on Earth
  • Peace, justice and effective institutions
  • Partnerships for the implementation of objectives

EcoX joins science to take care of your future

The knowledge and practices of science allow us to find solutions to help the environment and to have a greener future.

It was to contribute to a cleaner future that EcoX thought of a special formula to respond to two problems: giving new life to waste that has serious environmental impacts and allowing ecological cleaning with biodegradable products.

This formula is based on the circular economy as it allows the use of used cooking oil and transforms it into ecological detergents. In addition, EcoX reuses packaging (when purchasing in bulk and with the Re-EcoX program) and reduces the need to use primary resources.

EcoX is the pioneer in transforming waste into 100% ecological detergents through this innovative technology that results in the power of cleaning combined with the protection of the planet, people and animals through circular models.

Thinking about the professional sector and the importance of us all contributing to a more sustainable future, EcoX also develops products made from used cooking oils, creating a circular concept.

From delivery to production, through transformation and ending with retribution and sharing, this process is based on daily work by several employees who guarantee continuous innovation and effectiveness.

Author: Daniela Matos