‘Sustainable Materials: With Both Eyes Open‘ by Julian M. Allwood and Jonathan Cullen was released today, and you can get a copy for yourself online for free! Production of materials accounts for approximately 1/3 of global CO2 emissions, which is about the same impact as transport, but with much less public scrutiny. ’Sustainable Materials’ looks at options for reducing the impact of society’s use of materials by improving the production processes and using materials more efficiently; a strategy that depends on the efforts of materials producers, businesses, government and consumers together. ‘Sustainable Materials’ is available as a free pdf download here, and if you have questions, you can reach the authors via their Twitter handle: @SMWBEO.
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