Sustainability & environment resources

A gateway to content and resources related to whole material lifecycle thinking and sustainable practices, for the benefit of the wider environment.

Managing materials use is fundamental to our economic and environmental future.

Revaluating materials’ use throughout their life cycle enables efficient use, reduced environmental impacts and assures resource availability.


Sustainability & environment news

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One simple message on pack could drive up recycling rates

Five sites shortlisted for UK fusion energy plant

Sustainability & environment resources

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Upcoming events

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  • Course
  • 27 September–19 November 2021

PIABC Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology

The PIABC Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology is a foundation degree level course that is internationally recognised as the premier qualification in the packaging industry. 


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The Future of Professional Bodies in a NZ World: Charter for Climate Action

Join IOM3 for the online event The Professional Bodies Climate Action Charter at COP26 to explore the future of professions and climate change.

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Sustainability in Materials Engineering

Webinar to herald the launch of the IOM3-ASM partnership

Information services

Are you looking for information or advice on materials? Our Information Services team can help you find relevant articles and literature from our extensive library collections and provide signposting to sources of advice.  

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IOM3 Awards & Prizes

2022 Awards & Prizes now open for entry

The 2022 IOM3 Awards & Prizes are now open for entry. Please consider nominating a colleague who deserves recognition for their professional achievements or outstanding contributions. Our awards cover all disciplines and career stages, with several open to members as well as non-members.

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IOM3 communities active in sustainability & environment

Packaging Society

Wood Technology Society