Conserving resources and promoting growth

Encouraging economic growth while saving resources and meeting ecological protection goals – this is what guides our activities in the Environment focus area. The emphasis is on investigating the environmental sustainability of new materials and substances, as well as examining damage and ageing of products and technical systems caused by environmental influences. We are involved in making sure safety aspects are taken into consideration, and that no danger to people or the environment is caused by new, innovative products.

Our work in the environment focus area is centred on the following areas of activity: environmental pollutants, behaviour of materials and products in the environment, and resource recovery and material recycling.

On the following pages, we present a few selected stories from the environment focus area that demonstrate the breadth of BAM's research, testing, and advisory services.