Panel: Cleaning Up Heavy Industry

October 5th 2021, 12:20 EST / 17:20 BST

Since the Industrial Revolution, manufacturing, production and construction and heavy industry in general have long held a reputation for pollution, waste and destruction of natural habitats. How can heavy industry change its image, move away from natural resource dependency to sustainable materials, and swap reliance on fossil fuels for renewable energy instead? What standards, funding and policy planning is required to make the shift, what will the timescales be, and if successful, what might the future of heavy industry look like?