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.


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Holding the fort - the potential of mineral carbonation

Upcoming events

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Plastics & Rubbers on the Net-zero Carbon Timeline

A one-day conference from the Manchester Polymer Group

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NMG Lunchtime Seminar Series Focus on Silk

The next IOM3 Natural Materials Group interactive webinar will be focused on silk.

Timber 2023

A conference for the timber industry, wood technologists, wood scientists and related trades, presenting many new and interesting concepts and developments in timber, wood science and related fields.


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

Nominations for the 2022 IOM3 Awards & Prizes are now closed.

The full list of winners will be announced on the IOM3 website and Institute publications.


Latest job vacancies

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IOM3 communities active in sustainability & environment

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Construction Materials Group

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Energy Materials Group


Energy Transition Group