MATSE 81
Materials in Today's World

Summary and Final Tasks

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Summary

Producing a sustainable society is one of the greatest challenges facing our society. The supply of natural resources, the creation of pollution during the manufacture of materials, recycling issues, and materials waste all issues of concern towards creating a sustainable society. By considering a material's total life cycle, utilizing materials life cycle analysis, and implementing a ‘green design’ philosophy, engineers can work towards alleviating some of these issues. 

Reminder - Complete all of the Lesson 2 tasks!

You have reached the end of Lesson 2! Double-check the to-do list on the Overview page to make sure you have completed all of the activities listed there before you begin Lesson 3.