• Support for members

    The Institute is aware that the foreseeable future will be difficult for a number of its members and is here to help those who find themselves in this unfortunate situation. The Institute has a career break rate for its membership fees of £41, while individuals who have been in continuous membership for two years or more may seek support from the Members' Benevolent Trust to pay their membership fees. This is a benefit of your membership, which over the years you have contributed too through your paid membership fees.
  • The impact of COVID-19 on materials, minerals and mining communities

    The escalation of COVID-19 during 2020 has posed great challenges for individuals as well as organisations and has also led, in some cases, to new opportunities to rethink the way of working. This report considers the impact of the pandemic on several industries and examines what may lie ahead.
  • IOM3 digital transformation and rebranding update

    The first phase of the IOM3 digital transformation project was launched at the end of January, consisting of a fully functioning membership management system and new Member Portal that allows members to update their details, select their technical and communications preferences, pay subscription fees, download invoices for past payments and access all our online Member Benefits, as well as providing online joining for new members
  • Waste packaging offences from The Works

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    The Works Stores, UK, has admitted lack of awareness of The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations.
  • Nottingham company fails on packaging recycling

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    Fabriweld Tubular Steel Products, Nottingham, UK, has paid £15,300 to Notts Wildlife Trust for failing to meet packaging recycling obligations.
  • IOM3 to host packaging webinar on tackling climate change through materials choice

    IOM3 is pleased to host a free webinar on ‘Tackling Climate Change Through Materials Choices in Packaging and Beyond’ bringing together leading voices from across packaging sectors to discuss material choices for packaging and their impact on various environmental issues.
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    Funding for methods to reduce plastic waste

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    Businesses can apply for a share of £800,000 to investigate products, services or business models that make plastic use more sustainable.
  • IOM3 on inclusivity

    The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) prides itself on valuing inclusivity and stands in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the fight against racism, especially in the light of the shocking events in the USA and subsequent protests.
  • Plastics Packaging Tax – Have Your Say

    In this year’s Budget, the UK Government announced key decisions it has taken regarding the design of the plastic packaging tax, due to come into force in April 2022. You can share your views, knowledge and expertise and contribute to the IOM3 response to this consultation.
  • Patent of the month – Intellectual property for R&D

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    Rayyan Mughal, of Marks & Clerk Law LLP, looks at what you need to consider when working in international R&D teams, collaborations and university spin-out companies.