Circular Economy

Dear Readers,

how much of the waste produced in industry and private households every day is really returned to the raw-material cycle? What would you estimate? Considering that the term “circular economy” shows up quite often, it has not yet arrived where we probably expected it to be. According to the study „The Circularity Gap“, 9,1% of the resources used worldwide are being reused. However, the regional distribution varies widely – the EU intends to allow a maximum of 10 % of municipal waste for landfill by 2035. Read the article “Insights into the circular economy” from p. 54.

Founded in 1983, the ALKU GmbH family business in Maxhütte-Heidhof has been continuously developing, growing, and expanding its product portfolio. Now a new SENNEBOGEN material handler 830 E has been added to the machine park – in our cover story “From a height” from p. 10 you can read about the interesting, new logistical possibilities it will open up.

From 20 to 22 May, Singapore will be the meeting point of the recycling industry – for the third time in the history of the BIR, the WORLD RECYCLING CONVENTIONS & EXHIBITION will take place in the heart of the Southeast Asian economic zone.

Many other exciting topics are waiting for you in issue 02/2019 of recovery – enjoy your reading!


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