The Use Less Group publishes papers across our themes and projects. The diversity of our work is well represented, with topics ranging for example from novel metal forming processes through strategies for material reuse to mapping energy flows with an eye to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Our book

One of Bill Gates six top books for 2015, Sustainable Materials with Both Eyes Open by Julian Allwood, Dr Jonathan Cullen and colleagues presents an optimistic, entertaining and richly informed evaluation of the sustainable management of our growing demand for materials.

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We are increasingly using video to create a living record of our work. Over time we aim to build up a library showing the full range of the exciting and innovative projects carried out by the group.



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