Innovation Towards Sustainable Materials

10-11 November 2010, London, UK

Sustainable development, including the drive towards a low carbon economy set against a backdrop of demands for improved living standards with an increasing world population, remains the primary challenge of the 21st Century.

In recognition of this fact, the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) with the support of the Environmental Sustainability KTN, the Tata Sons Climate Change Group and Harsco Metals Group, are to hold the Innovation Towards Sustainable Materials Conference at the Royal Society, London on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 November 2010.

The conference will explain the approach across a range of material sectors and will consider the issues across whole supply chain from the mining of raw materials through to consumer products and market sectors such as construction, automotive, packaging and energy sectors. In addition, it will explore the methods and tools, such as life cycle assessment, which can be used to support decision making towards sustainability.

The comprehensive programme sets out the future challenges and aims to help the materials industries and associated professions to re-think their collective role and to set out new strategies. As well as meeting the demands of sustainability there are also huge opportunities for businesses to support the development and adoption of new technologies and also to consider new business models which are better aligned to meet future needs.

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