This is a piece in a segment examining the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Green Banana Paper. All information about the SDGs is based on information from the Sustainable Development Goals Knowledge Platform.
Target 8.3: Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
Indicator 8.3: Proportion of informal employment in non‑agriculture employment, by sex
Target 8.4: Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, with developed countries taking the lead
Indicator 8.4.1: Material footprint, material footprint per capita, and material footprint per GDP
Indicator 8.4.2: Domestic material consumption, domestic material consumption per capita, and domestic material consumption per GDP
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Green Banana Paper is a small enterprise transforming local banana waste material into high-quality vegan fashion accessories. A key element of our process is exporting our products, which helps stimulate cashflow to our remote island in the Pacific Ocean. We built our eco-factory and refined our manufacturing process to utilize natural resources and minimize our environmental impact throughout production.
A key component of our company’s story is employing young people who would otherwise face a decision to live unemployed in their home culture, or move to the United States (under the Compact of Free Association) and likely work a minimum wage job.
The Sustainable Development Goals mention access to banking and financial services. We help our employees gain access to these resources, and the effects are extremely significant. Green Banana Paper was originally formed to create decent work and help promote economic growth in Micronesia. On a daily basis, we are committed to helping our employees and local banana farmers, as well as our wider island family take steps in sustainable development.
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This is the first piece in a segment examining the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Green Banana Paper. All information about the SDGs is based on information from the Sustainable Development Goals Knowledge Platform.
Custom business cards have become one of our most popular items, particularly with businessmen and women who understand the importance of a smaller carbon footprint.