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A material is a chemical substance or mixture of substances that constitutes an object. Materials can be pure or impure, living or non-living matter. Materials can be classified based on their physical and chemical properties, or on their geological origin or biological function. Materials science is the study of materials and their applications.

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Organizations relating to Material

Technical Assistance and Promotion of Cross-Border Cooperation / Est. 1996
United Cement, Lime and Gypsum Workers International Union / Est. 1939
Asian Recycling Association / Est. 1978
World Federation of Insurance Intermediaries / Est. 1999
Nordic Machine Construction Society
The Reality Of Aid
Marie Schlei Association - Assistance for Women in Africa, Asia and Latin America / Est. 1984
European Network of Building Research Institutes / Est. 1988
Aide à l'enfant
South East European Refugee Assistance Network / Est. 1999
Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants / Est. 2002
Action for Post-Soviet Jewry / Est. 1975
Entraide aux peuples isolés / Est. 1984
ASM International / Est. 1913
Nordic Federation of Building and Wood Workers / Est. 1952
Arolsen Archives - International Center on Nazi Persecution / Est. 1943
AECMA-European Aerospace Supplier Evaluation
Information and Communication Network for Inter-Regional Technology Transfer
Latin American Bank of Construction Industry / Est. 1981
Sanction Assistance Missions / Est. 1992
European Concrete Societies Network / Est. 1996
European Postgraduate Education in Polymer and Composites Engineering / Est. 1991
International Grooving and Grinding Association / Est. 1972
Medico International - Aid in Developing Countries / Est. 1968
Near East Research and Development Network on Treatment and Re-use of Sewage Effluent for Irrigation

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World Problems relating to Material

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Unavailability of building materials
Insufficient use of natural resources
Criminal offences against the environment
Structural failure
Dangerous substances
Corporate control of genetic material
Insufficient recycling of materials
Organic wastes
Shortage of natural resources
Human consumption of animals
Environmental hazards from plastic materials
Stress in materials
Abusive experimentation on humans
Irresponsible transfer of sensitive technologies
Instability of the commodities trade
Restricted delivery of essential services to rural communities
Proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology
Illegal exports of nuclear materials
Discharge of dangerous substances into sewage systems
Over-use of formaldehyde in building materials and personal products
Hazardous construction materials
Low-quality construction work
Excessive exploitation of raw material reserves by transnational enterprises

Action Strategies relating to Material

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Harmonizing transport of dangerous goods
Protecting against environmental hazards from plastic materials
Stimulating exploitation of natural resources
Reducing alternatives for development of natural resources
Assuring supply of natural resources
Delineating needs for natural resources
Discovering new possibilities for use of natural resources
Discovering new sources of natural resources
Researching natural resources
Rationalizing simultaneous development of natural resources
Preempting abusive use of non-renewable resources
Extracting natural resources
Ensuring development of natural resources
Planning development of natural resources
Preserving natural resources
Recycling materials
Refining mode of access to natural resources
Providing public health information
Ignoring patents
Providing information on astronomy
Developing safer alternatives to dangerous materials
Shifting from materials-intensive growth in developed countries
Achieving growth with less energy, materials and harmful wastes
Ensuring economical usage of natural resources by industry
Using recycled materials

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