Thursday 31 March 2011

Recycling Is A Must For Every Modern City

The Middle East has grown both economically and culturally in recent years having very modern cities like Dubai. As our cities grow and move towards a brighter future, so does the population within it. Having a moderately populated country is a must these days it helps in improving the national income of every country as a whole.

But along with such a boom both economical and cultural also comes the question of waste disposal. Waste disposal here is not an issue the issue here is about recycling. How many of us in Dubai actually make an effort to recycle? The effort lies in not dumping all the waste together but in segregating it. It is not a difficult task to follow and one can accomplish such a task by simply having different bins for different items right in our homes. Once we begin to follow such a regime, it becomes a part of our daily lives and works for the betterment of our own future.

The same trash that we segregate at home follows their individual paths into recycling plants and then they take up the tedious job of processing and providing scrap back again into raw materials for manufacturers. Scrap metal recyclers like Lucky Recycling, a division of the Lucky Group Of Companies have done a great job in taking care and helping in the problem of disposal of metals in Dubai. The Lucky Group’s experience and association with multiple countries in the Middle East helps the environment in getting rid of all the scrap metal while reducing the need for mining which damages our beautiful planet.

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Thursday 24 March 2011

Lead Acid Batteries - Boone Or Bane?

Lead acid batteries are the oldest and most widely used batteries in the world today. Their smaller footprint along with a higher energy to weight ratio makes them ideal for portable applications, which is why they are widely used in motorcycles and other vehicles today. Another factor that makes them ideal is their cost compared to other batteries as well as their ability to supply high surge currents for starters.

Lead acid batteries do however create a major impact on the environment. The only reason being that they were hard to dispose off, because the chemicals they contained harmed the environment which indirectly leads to humans getting affected. Being cheap and delivering better power compared to other sources increased the number of sales which lead to a huge piles of batteries being discarded improperly, ending up in landfills. The problem with lead acid batteries lies within them, in the form of a very toxic lead which even in tiny amounts over long term exposure deteriorates human health to a large extent. Another issue also arises from lead mining and manufacturing which raises a lot of environmental concerns.

A new found way of dealing with the issue of lead contamination, was brought about by recycling of batteries. Today battery recycling has been gaining importance for manufacturers in terms of economic feasibility. Scrap metal recyclers in Dubai like the Lucky Group helped the environment by helping in disposal of batteries safely, to recyclers all over the world. Their efforts and organizational practices in terms of metal recycling have always been streamlined to be ecologically beneficial. To know more about us kindly visit


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Thursday 17 March 2011

Infinite Recyclability

Infinite recyclability refers to the ability or characteristics of a metal to get recycled or reused repeatedly without any degradation in quality. Few metals have such qualities namely steel aluminum and copper. The good thing about these metals is that recycling such metals helps save the environment. This is possible by reducing the amount of energy and the number of chemicals used during the recycling process compared to the vast amount of energy and mining required to produce fresh metal. The important factor here is recycling which helps in reducing the waste in the scrap yards, which is the result of the products losing their value after the completion of their life cycle.

On the bright side, metal recycling is gaining a lot of importance one due to the government policies being issued on manufacturers and two, the benefits and cost-effectiveness of recycling compared to traditional mining. Steel is one of the most widely recycled metals with supplies coming in from construction, automobiles and appliances. The reason why steel is ahead of other metals is because steel recycling commenced a long time ago as compared to aluminum. Aluminum on the other is mainly sourced in from the food industry, now automobiles and also the recently the construction industry. Aluminum cans are recycled in the millions everyday, its no wonder experts say that an aluminum can gets back on the shelf just 60 days after it was discarded and that too by just consuming 5% of the energy it takes to produce new aluminum. Copper known for being highly malleable and ductile and an excellent conductor of electricity has found applications in a wide variety of industries and products.

Lucky Group is a leading scrap metal dealer in Dubai. They provide only the best quality scrap metals through transparent business dealings to their customers in the Middle East and China. Lucky Recycling handles the companies scrap recycling interests, while Lucky Alloys takes care of aluminum alloy manufacturing in Dubai. To know more about the Lucky Group of Companies kindly visit,


Thursday 10 March 2011

Getting Rid Of Old Office Equipment

All of us at some time at home or the office have upgraded our computers and printers. An upgrade is certainly a step forward to a more efficient and productive work environment but also apart from that, new computers and printers are more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. One reason for that is that the latest computers are built from new and well engineered eco friendly components and with new processors that consume less power but deliver better and faster computing.

So in short new is better, for the environment and for us, but what happens to the old hardware? Offices usually just dump them off or just keep them piled up in a store room. The best way to do away with old workable systems is to sell them off to another office or give them to local charities. But do make sure that every component in there is in a working condition. Next if your hardware is too old the safest way to get rid of it by dropping it off either to a scrap metal recycler or to the manufacturer. If computers reach a landfill they usually get incinerated which is not good for the environment. Hardware manufacturers these days have started recycling programs that help people dispose of their computer waste in a safe manner. Such waste usually ends up all segregated and dissected in different piles of metals according to what’s been used to build them. Computers and other electronics today are a very valuable source of raw materials if done in the right manner.

Hence it is both eco friendly to recycle old computer components and other appliance by giving them to scrap yards since they know how to dispose them off safely and according to the local policies. The Lucky Group a leading scrap metal recycler in Dubai also cares for the environment in a similar manner safely disposing off and processing hazardous waste before recycling components and delivering them in packages for their client specific needs. To know more about the Lucky Group kindly visit,

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Thursday 3 March 2011

How Is Steel Recycled?

Steel is an alloy that is made up mostly of iron ore and carbon. The amount of alloying elements used in the production process results in the changing qualities of steel. However, today most of the steel produced is by recycling containers, automobiles, steel cans, parts of appliances and construction materials. The fact that the steel industry has been recycling for the past 150 years is good enough to call steel one of the most recycled metals in the world today. The best part about recycling steel is that it does not lose its physical properties during the process of recycling, moreover the energy consumed to produce recycled steel is just about 25 percent as compared to that of making fresh new steel.

Producing virgin steel is a long and lengthy process which involves the mining of iron ore and then using the ore in the production process along with huge amounts of other chemicals and along with a vast amount of energy. There are two methods by which recycled steel is produced both of them are different because the output material has different applications. The first process and type of steel is called basic oxygen steel making or BOS steel which utilizes about 25 percent of recycled steel to produce new steel. Such steel is usually more malleable built for cold working applications, such as tin cans, automotive parts such as fenders etc. The second process or type is called electric arc furnace or EAF steel. In this process the amount of residual elements is greater compared to that of BOS steel making it less malleable due to which it is to make steel beams for construction, plates as well as reinforcing bars.

Lucky Group’s recycling division Lucky Recycling takes care of the industries primary recycling needs, one of which is steel scrap. The steel scrap at Lucky Recycling is carefully chosen and processed in packages to give to their customers only the best quality. Lucky Group is one of the leading traders in ferrous scrap and stainless steel scrap in Dubai. To know more about the Lucky Group of companies kindly visit:

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