Materials for a Sustainable Society


Materials for a Sustainable Society

Membership year

2004 - 2005


The format of this resource is loosely based around a Chemistry Discussion Day held at Techniquest, in Cardiff, in which students listened to a number of presentations and then produced their own short presentations on a related topic.

The aim of this resource is to provide information on a number of sustainable development themes and then suggest related topics that can be used for small group discussions or further research.

The booklet features chapters entitled:

  • What is sustainable development?
  • Reuse, recycle or dispose?
  • Sustainable development - an industry perspective
  • Fuelling the future
  • Materials for the modern, energy-saving home


18 page booklet


A limited number of additional copies are available for purchase at a cost of £10 each, contact

Alternatively, download the PDF file.


Materials for a sustainable society (PDF, 1228kB)