We are extracting more finite resources to produce goods and services than our planet can replenish.
Key areas of focus:
- Energy efficiency
- Materials engineering
- Waste and circular economy
Resource Management - key areas
Resources Management is the study of the better use of finite assets and the reduction of carbon emissions.
It won't be possible to sustain economic growth and social development with our current consumption and production patterns. As a race, we are currently extracting more resources to produce goods and services than our planet can replenish. In the meantime, a large share of an increasingly urban world population is struggling to meet basic needs.
Being efficient with resources - including water, energy, packaging, transport, raw materials and waste - benefits everyone.
Research and innovation at the Resource Efficiency Research Centre (RERC) will play a key role in the transition towards a green, resource-efficient, low-carbon and climate-resilient economy.
RERC is currently setting up a new aggregate recycling demonstrator plant at the London Sustainable Industry Park (LSIP). The plant is an upgrade of an installation previously operated at Manufactured Aggregate Research Centre (MARC) and has been designed using novel state of the art technology.