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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Sustainability & environment resources

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IOM3 responds to Prime Minister’s speech

Upcoming events

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Decarbonising Cement Production for a Net Zero World

A technical lecture from the Sheffield Metallurgical & Engineering Association

Sheffield & virtual

11th International Symposium on Ground Freezing

A forum for ground freezing practitioners from all over the world to meet and exchange ideas, theories, and project case histories.


Packaging waste - reforming UK policy, skills and resource management

A technical lecture from the Coventry & Warwickshire Materials Society

Warwick & virtual

IOM3 Awards & Prizes

The winners of the IOM3 awards for 2023 have been announced - full details are on our Awards pages.

Nominations for the 2024 awards will be invited later in the year.



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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Latest job vacancies


RAC (Registration Assessment Committee) Member

  • Contract type: Voluntary role
  • Salary: Voluntary role
  • Closing date: 15 Oct 2023

We are looking to fill multiple volunteer positions on the RAC with individuals who can help us maintain and elevate our standards. We aim to form a diverse committee with members from various backgrounds.


RTR (Routes to Registration) Committee Member

  • Contract type: Voluntary role
  • Salary: Voluntary role
  • Closing date: 15 Oct 2023

We are seeking to fill at least 2 volunteer positions on the RTR Committee.

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IOM3 communities active in sustainability & environment

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Defence Safety & Security Group

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Wood Technology Group

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Elastomer Group