A new year, a new Journal! In line with the steady transition to a low-carbon circular economy, Springer is producing its first issue of the brand new Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy.
The Journal, which was founded by the leading actors of theUS/EU Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling (CR³), is published in cooperation with the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. The journal aspires to be a catalyst for tangible change toward more sustainable practices in the metallurgical industrial sector. In the first issue of this Journal, KU Leuven has published a feature article on the Economics of Rare Earths, the so-called Balance Problem, and shows how Rare Earth recycling can mitigate this problem (K. Binnemans, P.T. Jones, “Rare Earths and the Balance Problem”, Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy, 2015, DOI 10.1007/s40831-014-0005-1). The article can be downloaded through the following link: https://etn.redmud.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Rare-Earths-and-the-Balance-Problem.pdf