What's the future made of?
Materials UK, the industry supported network established last year to raise
the profile and awareness of materials activities within the UK, has
launched a further groundbreaking report entitled 'What's the Future Made
Of? Materials for a Modern World'.
Recognising the important views of young people in the delivery of a
sustainable future, the report identifies the views of youth regarding
materials and their application, and the image of the sector. Aspects of
recycling and re-use are also covered.
The document was officially launched at the Association of Science Education
conference held in January 2007 in Birmingham, and was endorsed as a
valuable classroom resource for science and design and technology teachers.
Materials UK intends to maintain the involvement of younger groups and
schools in its future work.
Notes to Editors:
- For copies of the report contact Nick Morgan at Nick.Morgan@dti.gsi.gov.uk
- For information about the activities of Materials UK contact David Bott at David.Bott@matuk.co.uk or visit www.matuk.co.uk
- Materials UK was established as a result of the Materials Innovation and Growth Team (IGT) which ran from January 2005 until March 2006. It is a representative body set up to take forward the strategy recommended by the IGT and to build on the momentum created by the IGT within the community. Materials UK will seek out opportunities where the materials community
working together can seize global advantage for the benefit of companies operating in the UK.
Date Posted: 23 January 2007