Crystal clear

Dear reader, 

This time, our cover story will take you on a trip to Yorkshire/GB to the family-run scrap yard of Schofield. Besides other scrap metal, above all high-quality cast materials are processed - read more about that in our article “Tradition and Modernity United”. 

Glass has a good reputation: it is tasteless - and thus perfectly suitable for the use in the food industry - but also in the fields of technology and medical science, it is a frequently used material, with unlimited recycling potential at consistent quality. Given such characteristics and a considerably lower energy consumption when waste glass is used, one would expect high recycling rates. However, only the recycling rates of container glass reach the maximum of 90 %; the global average is considerably lower and strongly depends on the respective glass and field of application. A comprehensive overview of global and regional recycling rates based on the glass types, applied recycling technologies and future challenges is given in an article entitled “Potential” by Dr. Joachim Harder. 

Have a good time with recovery 05/2018!

Dr. Petra Strunk, editor-in-chief of recovery Recycling Technology Worldwide


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