Sustainability – IOM3

Sustainability – IOM3

Sustainability is a much over used word at risk of being perceived as one size fits all. Sustainable development requires an integrated approach that takes into consideration environmental concerns along with economic development.   

In 1987, the United Nations Brundtland Commission defined sustainability as ‘meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’, and this is just as valid now. The world has to seek ways to meet the development needs, but with the increasing threat of climate change, concerted efforts must be made to ensure development today does not negatively affect future generations. One of the key pillars is that society has to consume less, in a more efficient manner, however that is defined and in ways that do not discriminate.  

Sustainability is concerned with protecting the planet, halting climate change and promoting social development, without endangering life on Earth or leaving anyone behind. The role of people working with, and part of, the materials cycle will be pivotal in all of this. We have to look as to how we provide for our present needs without compromising resources for future generations.  

2024 IOM3 Awards & Prizes

IOM3 has a range of Awards, Medal and Prizes to recognise personal achievement, for published work and for contributions to the Institute, knowledge, outreach and profession. 

Nominations for the 2024 IOM3 Awards & Prizes closed on 29 February and the winners will be announced in June. Visit our Awards pages to see details of the awards and competitions on offer and details of previous winners.

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Polymer Processing – Technical Engineer

  • Contract type: Full-time/Permanent
  • Salary: Competitive salary + pension scheme

With the breadth of responsibilities to endorse in such a small team, we are looking for someone with magic hands, who can speak to machines and show the beauty of their craft as a Technical Engineer. Running equipment and tailoring processes to tune the beautiful music of biomaterials will be your mission.

FlexSea, Wolverhampton

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