The environment surrounding us is undergoing major changes. Climate change has caused many natural disasters in various parts of the world, and unplanned development has placed undue pressure on forest and water resources, increasing the gap between the rich and the poor. The way we consume has affected nature in developing countries, impacting the lives of girls and women. In response to these problems, there is a strong need for action to create a sustainable recycling society from an ethical perspective, taking into account environmental implications and human rights issues. In this side event, good practices in ethical consumption education and zero-waste initiatives will be introduced from Japan, Sweden (a country with advanced environmental and gender equality), and Japan's international cooperation (JICA's Kyrgyz project). We will exchange opinions on actions that people of all ages can take in their daily lives to empower girls and women.