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Description

A material is a 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

World Federation of Insurance Intermediaries / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1999
The Reality Of Aid / Quezon City, Philippines
Marie Schlei Association - Assistance for Women in Africa, Asia and Latin America / Hamburg, Germany / Est. 1984
European Network of Building Research Institutes / Sint-Stevens-Woluwe, Belgium / Est. 1988
Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants / Düsseldorf, Germany / Est. 2002
Action for Post-Soviet Jewry / Waltham MA, USA / Est. 1975
ASM International / Materials Park OH, USA / Est. 1913
Nordic Federation of Building and Wood Workers / Stockholm, Sweden / Est. 1952
Arolsen Archives - International Center on Nazi Persecution / Bad Arolsen, Germany / Est. 1943
European Concrete Societies Network / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1996
International Grooving and Grinding Association / Coxsackie NY, USA / Est. 1972
Medico International - Aid in Developing Countries / Est. 1968
Pastors for Peace / New York NY, USA / Est. 1988
Humanitarian Aid Network for Distribution / Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
International Slurry Surfacing Association / Glen Ellyn IL, USA / Est. 1962
Polish Humanitarian Action / Warsaw, Poland / Est. 1992
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1896
Pedals for Progress / High Bridge NJ, USA / Est. 1991
International Green Purchasing Network / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 2005
European Franchise Lawyers Association / Tübingen, Germany / Est. 1992
EUROSLAG / Duisburg, Germany / Est. 2000
Marine Emergency Mutual Aid Centre / Manama, Bahrain / Est. 1982
Protocol of Amendment to the Inter-American Treaty of Regional Assistance / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1975
Convention Concerning Safety Provisions in the Building Industry / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1937
Federation of the European Union Manufacturers and Suppliers of Ingredients to the Bakery, Confectionery and Patisserie Industries / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1969

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World Problems relating to Material

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Corporate control of genetic material
Proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology
Instability of the commodities trade
Abusive experimentation on humans
Human consumption of animals
Pornography
Over-use of formaldehyde in building materials and personal products
Failure of materials
Unstable supply of raw materials
Environmental hazards from chemicals
Fatigue in materials
Inaccessible religious records
Vulnerable nuclear weapons arsenals
Dumping radioactive substances
Restricted delivery of essential services to rural communities
Environmental hazards from plastic materials
Insufficient recycling of materials
Structural failure
Criminal offences against the environment
Insufficient use of natural resources
Resource consumption exacerbated by price distortions
Discharge of dangerous substances into sewage systems
Illegal exports of nuclear materials
Irresponsible transfer of sensitive technologies
Unavailability of building materials

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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