Monday, 15 March 2021

Smart Generation Smart Recycling

 With the advancement of technology, many research work has started to  pay attention to the importance and necessity of smart education programs enabling users to learn more effectively, efficiently, flexibly and comfortably because traditional learning approach has been criticized for not able to meet the needs of today’s society. So it is necessary to design new learning environments, both technically and educationally.

A smart approach through which we can educate our children about recycling and to understand the importance of caring our environment is by taking their recycling duties seriously. Today’s generation use smart mobile devices and digital resources for communications, learning, and entertainment in their everyday lives to learn in any place and at any time.

Recycling different waste products is very important. There are many metal recycling companies in Dubai. But this should be done on a very large scale. If only a few of us contribute towards it then it will not benefit the environment as much as it should. It is often observed that in families children waste many things. It is necessary to educate your little ones on recycling benefits.

Advise your children on three things first:

Reduce: You can tell your kids not to waste things by buying things in abundance.

Reuse: Most of the kids don’t know how to reuse. Parents should teach them in a playful manner, the art of reusing items for example using cartons which comes with packaging items that can be reused for your school assignments which will never go unappreciated. 

Recycle: Kids have grown up seeing things used only for one purpose. By making different craft works and from using scrap in your house will give them an idea to think twice  before throwing something away or buying something that won’t be useful.

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Also some of the smart activities that will help kids understand what recycling is and how they can be part of it for example:

Books are our best friends, buy books for them to understand the environment and teach them what happens when you don’t care for the environment.

Question them to find out things that can be recycle and reuse all over your home.

Encourage them to jot down the items what can or can’t be recycled like steel, glass, plastic, paper, aluminium cans that can be recycled.  Lucky Recycling is an environmental active and conscious body. It participates in events promoting safety of the environment.  Lucky Group proudly announced to be part of recent can collection campaign organized by EEG Emirates Environmental Group, U.A.E on 27th February 2021.

Show online recycling programmes to teach them how to take care of the earth through YouTube channels or some online educational sites.

Look at your surrounding go to the beach, park, malls and point out the trash which is harmful for our environment.

Educate them the difference between waste management and recycling, let them know where the rubbish goes or what goes into dumping facilities and what goes to recycling facilities.

Lucky Group contributes to several other environmentally conscious industries world-wide as a metal recycling industry which is one of the largest recycling companies in U.A.E

Their mission is to cater to the specific scrap metal requirements of their customers and simultaneously expand their supplies by creating strategic alliances with key suppliers.

To learn more about recycling visit www.luckygroup.com

Disclaimer: This article(s) has been prepared solely for information purpose, using publicly-accessible sources that are believed to be accurate and reliable at the time of publishing. LUCKY GROUP accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage resulting from the use of information, images or opinions expressed in the report. LUCKY GROUP does not give warranty of any kind regarding the completeness, accuracy and reliability of the information included in the article(s).


How to Reduce Food Wastage?

Food wastage is a global problem. There are some countries with abundant food supply, while there are others that unfortunately do not have access to basic food requirements. In some places, the population has access to fresh produce while the others have to fulfil their demands from canned supplies. Approximately one third of the total food produced for human consumption globally is either lost or is wasted. (https://www.unep.org/thinkeatsave/get-informed/worldwide-food-waste#:~:text=Roughly%20one%2Dthird%20of%20the,tonnes%20%2D%20gets%20lost%20or%20wasted)

In this blog, we will discuss the ways in which we can reduce food wastage and contribute towards global sustainability. 

Shop Smart

One of the biggest reasons, food ends up in the waste bin is because we purchase more than we need. Shopping in bulk might be convenient and also economical but with the lack of planning, most of it could end up in waste. Take note of the inventory before making a list of the items that you need. 

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Educate yourself on shelf life of the produce

Elucidating on the point above, educating self on shelf life of food is essential and can help in using the produce accordingly. Shelf life varies across food items. Canned and packaged food items state the ‘best before’ date as well. 

Before throwing the food away

In today’s social media era, people are more inclined towards fresh-looking and taut produce and tend to throw away slightly soft or wilting produce. These produce are usually not bad for example; breads can be pulsed for making breadcrumbs. 

Food Storage

Increasing food longevity is highly dependable on the way it is stored. For instance, storing apples, bananas, and tomatoes apart from other perishables helps in keeping them fresh for longer time. 

Plan Ahead 

Planning weekly menus help in cutting back waste. Online tools and videos are very useful in planning menus that are applicable regionally. 

Evaluate gaps in your recycling efforts while food wastage is an alarming problem, it also touches a very prominent global issue – food packaging wastage. Almost all items that we consume require some kind of packaging, even fresh off-the-farms produce. It is advisable to turn to sustainable or reusable packaging. Single-use packaging usually uses plastic which ultimately end up polluting water bodies or in landfills. 

For metal packaging, instead of tossing the cans and containers in the bin, we should opt for conscious recycling. Aluminium foils and trays are 100% recyclable. Although it is not recycled to its full potential as it gets discarded with other waste. Aluminium scrap in Dubai is efficiently recycled by Lucky Recycling.

Lucky Group is working towards creating a sustainable future for the planet. The company also recycles other metals like steel, another commonly used metal for packaging that is infinitely recyclable. 

To know more about handling of Scrap metals in Dubai, visit our website www.luckygroup.com

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Use of Metals in Aircrafts

When it was incepted, aircrafts used completely different components and compositions.  The first airplane built by the Wright brothers heavily used wooden apparatuses. As air travel grew in its early days and in-flight safety wasn’t a great deal as today, the seating consisted of wooden chairs. Over the years, aircraft designers, engineers, and manufacturers have taken in account multiple factors – from usability, functional requirements, maintenance costs, to sustainability, and made use of composite metals for building an efficient aircraft. 

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Let’s see how and which metals are used in aircrafts;

Aluminium 
Due to its low density and high strength, Aluminium is a highly dependable metal in aerodynamics. Engine of the first aircraft featured a 30-pound aluminium block. Since then, it has been used in mass-productions of commercial aircrafts. https://transport.world-aluminium.org/modes/aircraft/

Due to nature of its operation, high strength aluminium alloys are ideal to be used in airplane construction. To strengthen the body, alloy 7075 is used. It consists of copper, magnesium, and zinc. It is also resistant to corrosion, thereby reducing maintenance costs. 
https://www.experimentalaircraft.info/articles/aircraft-aluminum.php

Steel
Steel is up to three times stronger than aluminium. Since aluminium cannot be used on the skin surface of the aircraft due to its low resistance to heat, Steel is ideal for the same. The landing gear is also made of steel. In fact, steel comprises 11-13 percent of the aircraft. https://www.stainless-steel-world.net/mobile/blogs/273/high-strength-cra-ideal-for-landing-gear.html

Titanium
Titanium is an expensive metal with robust qualities and high endurance. It has excellent qualities like high temperature and corrosion resistance. Titanium can be found in the wings, landing gear, housing, fan blades, and pumps within the engine. 

Nickel Alloys
Nickel alloys can resist high temperatures and corrosion. They are also structurally tough having excellent creep resistance properties. These alloys are often used to make the turbines of the aircraft engines due to the immense heat the engine is exposed to. Nickel alloys retain their strength at raised temperatures and hence, they are perfect for this function. They are also found in exhaust valves, thermostat rods, tanks, and piping for liquefied gas storage. 

The United Arab Emirates economy is fueled by tourism. One of the biggest contributors is the thriving aviation. 

The country holds immense potential in aircraft metal recycling. As discussed above, aluminium is used in huge proportion in aircrafts. Metal scrap companies in Dubai are equipped to efficiently recycle and reuse the same. Lucky Recycling, part of Lucky group is the leading metal recycling companies in Dubai that deploys energy efficient recycling methods to recycle variety of metals found in an aircraft. Not only does it step-up in making the planet greener, but also contribute towards the country’s constant demand for recycled metal. 

Disclaimer: This article(s) has been prepared solely for information purpose, using publicly-accessible sources that are believed to be accurate and reliable at the time of publishing. LUCKY GROUP accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage resulting from the use of information, images or opinions expressed in the report. LUCKY GROUP does not give warranty of any kind regarding the completeness, accuracy and reliability of the information included in the article(s).

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Efficient use of Scrap Metals

Recycling has myriad of benefits – not only economically, but also environmentally and ecologically. Metal recycling helps in reducing mining and reduces the amount of waste that goes into landfills. Not all businesses can afford manufacturing using virgin metal, recycled metals cost relatively lower while preserving the integrity of the metal. In fact, some countries that do not have rich metal resources often import recycled metal or metal scraps to meet the demand. While we are aware of the benefits of metal scrap metals and its recycling, it is only possible when the scrap metals are used in an efficient manner. 

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Steel is one of the most used metal that does not lose its properties in recycling process, even when alloys are mixed in the process. Using the blast arc furnace, steel can be produced entirely from scrap, without requiring iron ore or coke. Stainless steel scrap market in Dubai is a hot bed for such initiatives. By integrating steel scraps into steel making process, businesses and organization can contribute towards a sustainable circular economy. 

Metal is used extensively in household and other FMCG products, like canned food and beverages. The aluminum packaging used contains some amount of recycled metals. Some companies, in a bid to promote sustainability, use 100% recycled metal for the packaging. Due to the nature of these goods, the recycled metals can be back in market in form of packaging of a new product in approximately 60 days. Recycled aluminum requires less processing. Not only it is energy efficient, but also economical for low-value products. 

A huge amount of ferrous scrap comes from automobiles. UAE has huge demand of cars and other vehicles that have a potential of recycling. Apart from the conventional methods and ways in which automobile scraps are recycled, many artists have turned the scrap into artwork. Recently, Tariq Al Salman, an artist from Ras Al Khaimah used iron scrap to create a sculpture of corona virus. The artist wanted to represent the effects of the virus on life today. https://www.thenationalnews.com/arts-culture/art/ras-al-khaimah-artist-turns-scrap-metal-into-a-sculpture-of-covid-19-virus-1.1028715 Not only such instances help in creating awareness, but also promotes unconventional methods of metal recycling.

It is important to note that benefits of recycling can only be reaped with awareness – the general public should be educated about segregation. Often, metal scraps are not recycled to their potential due to lack of segregation and recycling knowledge. Segregation and collection of various scrap metals differ on basis of their value. Accordingly, the recycled metal scrap can be sold to scrap buyers in Dubai or recycling companies in the UAE. Lucky Recycling, part of Lucky Group is one such trustworthy name in the country that ensures using energy efficient recycling process and follows a diligent course to make optimum utilization of the resources.

Disclaimer: This article(s) has been prepared solely for information purpose, using publicly-accessible sources that are believed to be accurate and reliable at the time of publishing. LUCKY GROUP accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage resulting from the use of information, images or opinions expressed in the report. LUCKY GROUP does not give warranty of any kind regarding the completeness, accuracy and reliability of the information included in the article(s).


How did the Pandemic affect the Scrap Recycling business?

 The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted businesses of every nature. The lockdowns and restrictions had caused disruptions in working practices and operations. As businesses moved to remote work model, those that could not adapt to this model due to the nature of their business faced heavier losses. Metal scrap recycling business was no exception to this turmoil. 

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Some countries do not have abundant metal resources. As a result, there isn’t enough raw materials/ores to be used in manufacturing various commodities. In such case, the country imports scrap metals. Importing scrap metals is a more economical option rather than importing metal ore or virgin metal. For example, Canada imports steel and had ranked first in imports in 2017-2018. https://www.statista.com/statistics/281050/major-target-countries-for-steel-scrap-imports/#:~:text=Canada%20was%20the%20country%20with,steel%20scrap%20in%20the%20world.  In order to contain further spread of the virus, countries around the world imposed travel restrictions and bans. This had a profound influence on the scrap metal recycling business around the world. General speculation that international metals market getting back on track; it seems that in the first quarter of the year 2021, there will be a tangible growth in the metal scrap import and export. 

It is crucial to note that amongst all other factors, high costs of the new metal resources are the driving force behind metal scrap and recycling business. The cost of metals, if not stable, is projected to rise to keep up with demand. Since the pandemic, businesses have started to aim to operate within limited budget and resources. Recycled metal is therefore going to be the only way to cope with the demand-supply chain while maintaining economical balance. 

One of the hard-hitting realities of the industries being closed for operations due to lockdown was the unemployment. A significant amount of metal scrap comes from households and local markets – great example being the Dubai scrap yards. Hence, the workforce involved in metal recycling business the local as well as international markets have restructured their business strategies and creating more employment opportunities.  

Pandemic given an opportunity to all businesses started to consider using the already available resources instead of sourcing new ones. According to Technavio, the global scrap recycling business is projected to grow at a steady 4% in the coming years. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200924005435/en/

Lucky Recycling, part of the Lucky Group, has been spearheading recycling initiatives in the UAE. The organization works at all levels to ensure optimum utilization of the resources – which is now inevitably need of the hour and our only hope for sustaining post-pandemic. 

For more information please visit www.luckygroup.com.


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Monday, 15 February 2021

Is it so difficult to live an environmentally friendly life?

 A small change that can not only impact the people but also make a contribution to reducing climate change in your daily lives is truly an environmentally friendly life.  But is it really difficult to live an environmentally friendly life?

No, because there are various ways an individual can make sustainable changes that not only help the environment, but one can benefit financially, physically and mentally as well. 

If we observe the recent history, industrial and technology revolution in the past few year’s governments, businesses and individuals around the world are switching to eco-friendly lifestyles that contributes positively towards the environment and opt for more sustainable solutions like petrol vehicles  that are a major cause of global warming, mainly due to the amount of pollution it emits. In the past, petrol was the only option but now we have alternate choices. Now electric and hybrid cars are increasing in popularity as they emit must less emissions. 

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Solar panels are an example of a renewable energy technology that uses the sun as an energy source.

Actually, there are many ways to contribute to climate change but we do not know where to begin.

Let us start from our homes as homeowners we can do plenty of things to make our homes more eco-friendly such as to open windows to let in the fresh air; open blinds to let in natural light; do not let water run while brushing your teeth; stop printing unnecessary documents; plant a tree; use energy-efficient appliances and electronics; reduce our food wastes; recycle metal cans and newspapers, etc.

Since humankind cannot decrease its dependency on metals, the only other available option is to recycle scrap metal because recycling activities not only have great environmental benefits but also help with economic growth and power conservation.

Recycling is a very cost effective procedure. Selling of scrap metals can earn your business some additional income. Scrap buyers in Dubai & waste management companies are big contributors taking a step towards eliminating waste & increasing metals recycling. Metal recycling especially has been considered a lot more because the demand for metals like aluminum, copper, steel, brass etc. has been increasing with time. This is a practice that definitely should be encouraged and practiced widely.

Recycling and environment go hand in hand complementing each other. This process saves our planet from many hazards right from pollution to the emission of hazardous gases, from saving up on the landfill spaces to helping in conserving the conventional resources. It helps a great deal to limit the need for raw materials when recycled scrap can be used as good as new for manufacturing products.

Therefore, it is a high time that these efforts are appreciated and valued and the number of people joining this cause increases. Urban miners in Dubai, Lucky Group strives continually to ensure that the metal trash is recycled efficiently.

You can contact your nearest Recycling companies in UAE and ask them to collect things from your place, or you can yourself drop them off to these places. Thus, these are a few things which can help you to do your bit towards the society and the environment.

Disclaimer: This article(s) has been prepared solely for information purpose, using publicly-accessible sources that are believed to be accurate and reliable at the time of publishing. LUCKY GROUP accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage resulting from the use of information, images or opinions expressed in the report. LUCKY GROUP does not give warranty of any kind regarding the completeness, accuracy and reliability of the information included in the article(s).

Stress Management at workplace during Covid-19

 In our previous blog http://blog.luckygroup.com/2020/11/will-metal-recycling-business-be-able.html,we discussed COVID 19 pandemic has hit economic activities globally thus metal recycling companies have been affected too but at the same time the Covid-19 pandemic resulting negative impact on many people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Whenever we talk about social distance or isolation which is a vital step in helping to slow the spread of this virus but on the other hand these situations linked to poor mental health outcomes due to worry and stress over the coronavirus. 

From the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey which capture data on health and economic impacts of the pandemic on human’s health stated that people who were sheltering in place (47%) reported negative mental health effects resulting from worry or stress related to coronavirus than among those not sheltering-in-place (37%). Also half of the people who lost income or employment during pandemic reported negative mental health impacts from worry or stress and lower income people report higher rates of major negative mental health impacts compared to higher income people.


Organizations and businesses like Lucky Recycling within their Corporate Social Responsibility took concrete and effective measures to protect employees and their families. During this unprecedented time of uncertainty and fear it was our corporate social responsibility that organization must support the meaningful human connections until the pandemic is over.

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Good health and well-being can have a huge positive impact on employees to ensure long-term business continuity. Some good practices to manage the crisis Lucky Group has assured its employees and their employment sustainability throughout the pandemic irrespective of the external economic factors including the group also provided the better health benefits for the well-being of its employees by building all necessary safety parameters within the organization.

Metal scrap companies in Dubai that are currently going through economic recession continue to discuss and are taking further actions to alleviate the burdens of the COVID-19 pandemic which are not only affecting the Scrap metals trading business but to provide maximum resources to overcome anxiety and depression due to coronavirus which reported negative impacts on employees mental and physical health.

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