Material efficiency: providing material services with less material production

Scrap metal Image courtesy of Daniel Cooper, WellMet2050

Organised by Dr Julian Allwood, Professor Mike Ashby FRS, Professor Timothy Gutowski and Dr Ernst Worrell

One third of the World’s energy is used to make and shape materials. Economic development correlates with material consumption, but in a climate and resource constrained future, this cannot continue. Material Efficiency – delivering material services with less material production – was part of our history, and the need to pursue it in future raises scientific, technical, economic, sociological and political challenges.

Download the programme here (PDF). Biographies and audio recordings are available below.

Material efficiency: providing material services with less material production 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

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