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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IEA working on Roadmap to Net Zero and eyeing COP26

Sustainability & environment resources

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Upcoming events

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  • Online
  • 11–12 February 2021


This year’s conference theme will be ‘Environment and Recycling: A Strategic Challenge for Rubber Materials’. Key topics include sustainable materials, properties and environmental impact performances, processing and end of life rubbers. 

  • Free

Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability (GRIPS) 2021

This event will bring together companies and individuals to highlight the best of the UK and selected international activities which will lead to plastics* being less likely to reach landfill, end up incinerated, or become fugitive in the environment.

  • Free

Elastomer Use in Sustainable Energy Generation

This webinar examines the use of advanced elastomer materials in sustainable energy generation.

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

Nominations for the 2021 IOM3 awards are now open.

IOM3 recognises achievements and contributions to the profession through a range of annual Awards, Medals and Prizes. The awards cover a range of subject areas, career stages and types of contribution.

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Latest job vacancies

IOM3 Vice President

  • Contract type: Voluntary role
  • Salary: N/A
  • Closing date: 12 Feb 2021

Nominations are now open for the role of Vice-President of IOM3, which has become vacant due to the biennial cycle of presidential changes.

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IOM3 communities active in sustainability & environment

Packaging Society

Wood Technology Society

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