Following the successful launch of the Materials Protecting Society seminar series in September, IOM3 has confirmed its second event Materials Protecting the Environment, which will take place on 21 February 2018 at 297 Euston Road, London.
There is a real challenge for material scientists and engineers to understand how their expertise and professional practices can affect environmental performance and contribute towards more sustainable outcomes. In many cases the apparent solutions to solving one environmental impact can increase impacts in another part of the product life cycle or perhaps in another impact category.
Materials Protecting the Environment will explore how we can make informed decisions in materials selection and new material developments to ensure that progress and solutions are heading in the right direction.
This event will set out the challenge and inform the debate on four critical environmental areas including, climate change, air quality, resource efficiency and ocean health.
Amidst climate change talks this year, there has been much debate around low carbon transport. Materials Protecting the Environment aims to foster this discussion and question; which materials make the best low carbon vehicles, the global cost of electric vehicles, whether fossil fuels are part of the solution, and how surface engineering can help clean up our cities.
The session on resource efficiency and waste minimisation will look at the future of packaging in a low carbon and low waste society, how the Internet of Things can improve efficiency in supply chains, and how product design plays a role in the circular economy.
A discussion on ocean health and contamination will cover: whether we can we design our way out of the problem, is energy from waste a good idea, and the role of the oceans in meeting the sustainability challenge.
At the end of each session, delegates will be invited to discuss and propose solutions to these high-level challenges in an open platform.
The debate calls for participants from organisations within the materials, minerals and mining community, as well as industrialists, local government officers, emergency services personnel and insurers.
IOM3 gratefully acknowledges the support for Materials Protecting the Environment provided by its sponsor ARTIS
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