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Sustainability in spotlight at ceramic seminar

Ceramic experts to address the challenge of sustainable materials management at British Ceramic Confederations' 'Reduce-Replace-Recycle' seminar in April 2015

Industry leaders and world-class academics from the ceramics sector will be coming together at a major event to address the challenge of sustainable materials management.

The British Ceramic Confederation has joined forces with academics and Lucideon Limited to run the seminar, entitled ‘Reduce-Replace-Recycle: Effective Material Resource Management in Ceramics.’

Providing an opportunity to explore innovative ways of reducing the consumption of natural resources through effective material resource management, the all-day event takes place at Lucideon, in Stoke-on-Trent, on Tuesday, 14th April, 2015.

It will feature influential speakers, each bringing unique insight and expertise to the subject area.

This event builds on the success of the inaugural seminar organised by the British Ceramic Confederation (BCC), academics and the Knowledge Transfer Network at Lucideon last year, which tackled the subject of ceramic defects.

Dr Laura Cohen, chief executive of the British Ceramic Confederation (pictured), said: “Across all subsectors of the ceramics industry, the effective management of material resources provides significant environmental and economic benefits.

“This event offers an exciting opportunity for industry academics to work together to translate ideas into reality.

“We hope this approach inspires some interesting ‘green solutions’.”

The day is of interest to those working in all ceramics sectors including construction materials, technical ceramics, refractories and tableware. The seminar is also highly relevant to materials suppliers, other technology providers, academics and regulators. It is free to attend.

Please visit to keep up-to-date with the developing programme.

To register attendance please contact Helen Clarke at

About The British Ceramic Confederation
The British Ceramic Confederation represents the collective interests of all sectors of the UK ceramic manufacturing industry. The British Ceramic Confederation safeguards the industry's prosperity, acting on its behalf in discussions and negotiations with government and public authorities.
Its 100 member companies together comprise over 90% of the UK ceramic industry's manufacturing capacity. The wide range of products include:
• domestic and commercial tableware and giftware
• sanitaryware, wall and floor tiles
• bricks, clay roof tiles, clay pipes and land drains
• industrial ceramics and refractories
• material supplies for use in the industry

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