Introduction to Sustainability in Composites

Sustainability is a global priority with a huge drive for change. As a society, our passion for sustainability from a moral perspective has grown rapidly, and there are now strong zero carbon legislation targets mandated across industries in a bid to reduce their impact on the environment.

Today, composites already support the drive to a carbon neutral future, but there is more that we need to do.

This course provides an introduction to how businesses can start thinking differently about their operation, products and production processes in order to meet new legislation and support the drive for change.

What we'll cover:

  • Life cycle thinking
  • The circular economy
  • The meaning of the term “sustainability”
  • The three pillars of sustainability
  • The three Rs that the circular economy model promotes
  • Life Cycle Assessments and what they can be used for
  • Three alternative feedstocks for resins and fibres
  • The two stages of composites recycling
  • The three families of composite reclamation
  • Ways to design for sustainability

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If you have any questions about this course or whether it's right for you please contact our training team.

Email: [email protected]

Call: +44 (0)117 370 7600, 9:00 - 16:00 GMT Monday - Friday

Online self-paced study:

  • Immediate access
  • Interactive content
  • Check and test your knowledge as you progress through the lessons
  • Full course access for six months from date of purchase
  • Downloadable, personalised course completion certificate

Cost:  £75

Learning time: 4 hours

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Virtual Classroom course:

  • Live classes delivered by our expert tutors
  • Broadcast from our on site studio
  • Maximum 20 students per class
  • Fully interactive, ask questions and participate in group discussions
  • Personalised course completion certificate

Cost: £350 per person

Duration: 2 x 3 hour classes: 09:30 - 12:30

Course availability:

  • We are continuously updating our course calendar. Please contact us for future dates for this course. Email [email protected]

In person course:

  • Delivered by our expert tutors on site
  • Maximum 10 students per course
  • Refreshments and lunch included
  • Course materials
  • Personalised course completion certificate

Cost: £350 per person

Duration: 1 day, 9:00 – 16:30

NCC, Bristol - Course availability:

  • 20th February 2024

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