Material Flow Innovation Research Program

The Material Flow Innovation Research Program is focused on the assessment and enhancement of material flows over entire product life cycles to achieve the sustainable utilization of resources that form the foundation of planetary health.

Specifically, the program investigates the material flows in society and through the economy as material use chains that affect a diverse array of economic actors.

In addition, the program analyzes the accumulation of materials in society, and emissions into the environment during the entire material life cycle, from resource extraction to recycling and disposal, and explores the critical social and technological innovations that are required in order to realize a transition in material flows in a way that promotes planetary health.

The program also seeks to develop and assess countermeasures to mitigate factors that have an adverse effect on sustainability.

For more details, please see the Program’s website.