In the current issue 1/2023, the articles hit the buzzwords of our time: sustainability, energy costs, CO2 footprint, e-mobility or shortage of skilled workers. Scientists from Paderborn produce wire sustainably through recycling. Nexans also uses recycling to improve the eco-balance of power cables. An example from Niehoff shows how new machines help save energy costs, even if the "old" one still does. Several contributions are devoted to the straightening of wire.