Obituary – Professor Jim Charles FREng FRSA HON FIMMM

Jim Charles was resolutely a metallurgist interested in industrial processes and, through his intuitive understanding of the subject, he also made important contributions to archaeometallurgy

Statement on plastics and recycling from IOM3/The Packaging Society

Following media focus through programmes such as ‘Blue Planet II’ and news and current affairs programmes, the IOM3 Packaging Society Board has collected information from its members and produced the following top five issues that we believe should be addressed by UK Government, retailers, consumers and the packaging industry.

Material Marvels: Linking a nation

In smaller countries, the links that connect communities rarely register. However, in vast landscapes, across numerous time zones, such as Russia, the importance of transport cannot be overlooked, as Gary Peters reports.

The grand sustainability challenge

Alexandra Mitchell, Alison Allen and Edvard Glücksman compare the EU environmental directives and the World Bank’s IFC Performance Standards, and how these assist in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in relation to infrastructure projects.

Monitoring the UK mining sector

Paul Bradley, Operations Manager at the Mines Inspectorate, talks to Gary Peters about the ins and out of having responsibility for all UK underground mining operations.