Thursday, 28 October 2021

How Many Times Can Scrap Metals be Recycled?

 

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The years 2020-2021 tackled a paradigm shift in the way business is conducted across the globe. With global power leaders under lockdown the world saw 15% reduction in nitrogen oxide (NOx) globally.

https://climate.nasa.gov/news/3089/local-lockdowns-brought-fast-global-ozone-reductions-nasa-finds/ The importance of recycling industries and technologies have been especially highlighted during these times, as it is one of the crucial steps in realizing climate goals. Mining ores for virgin metal extraction not only uses a lot of resources, but also contributes to the emissions.

Though metal recycling, we are able to tackle predicament of using the already-depleting resources while contributing towards greener planet by reducing environmental hazards like habitat destruction, sinkhole formation, soil and groundwater pollution, surface water contamination, and hazardous by-products.

We know metals can be recycled, but how many times can they be recycled for further use? Let’s find out in this article. Metals can be recycled infinite times to be used according to your desirability without altering its chemical composition or its usability.

Metal scraps are broadly classified in two categories: ferrous and non-ferrous. As the name suggests, ferrous metals are combinations of iron and carbon. Non-ferrous metals include aluminium, copper, lead, zinc, and tin. Steel is one of the most recycled metals in the world – around 85% of the steel is recycled, aiding in circular economy efforts. https://www.tatasteeleurope.com/sustainability/circular-economy#:~:text=A%20few%20facts%20about%20the,first%20useful%20life%2C%20is%20recycled Steel trader in UAE can attest to this fact as the country uses huge amounts of steel. https://www.cohenusa.com/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-scrap-metal-recycling/

 

Even though metals can be recycled over and over again, and they provide financial benefits along with environmental imperative, the current metal recycling rate stands at 34%. https://www.thebalancesmb.com/an-introduction-to-metal-recycling-4057469. This figure is not acceptable. The challenge lies with respect how to recapture more scrap metal for recycling. Recycling companies in UAE must not only stress on spreading awareness about the positives of metal recycling, but it is also important to apply impetus on advancements and recycling technologies being made and inculcating them in all scales of recycling.

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Monday, 25 October 2021

X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) and its significance in scrap metal recycling

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Sorting and segregation play crucial role in scrap metal recycling business. It paves the path to realize the value of scrap metals and its potential. XRF is essentially a non-destructive analytical technique that is used to determine the elemental composition of materials. XRF analyzer's are capable of determining the chemistry of a sample by measuring the fluorescent/secondary X-ray as it is excited by a primary X-ray source. https://www.thermofisher.com/blog/metals/recycling-pub-explains-how-scrap-metal-sorting-has-changed/

This technology is proving to be an excellent tool for qualitative and quantitative analysis of scrap metal’s composition. Now that we know what XRF does, let’s find out how the XRF processes information: A sample is first irradiated with high energy X-rays from a controlled X-ray tube. When an atom is struck with an X-ray of sufficient energy, an electron from one of the atom’s inner orbital shells is dislocated. The atom then regains stability. It then fills the vacancy left in the inner orbital shell with an electron from one of the atom’s higher energy orbital shells. By releasing a fluorescent X-ray, the electron then drops to the lower energy state. https://wasteadvantagemag.com/calculating-your-roi-for-scrap-metal-recycling-the-value-of-handheld-xrf/

X-ray’s energy is equal to the specific difference in energy between the two quantum states of the electron. The measurement of this energy forms the basis of XRF breakdown.

Hand-held XRF analyzer's are capable of quantifying composition of wide array of metal alloys like aluminum, copper, ferrous and titanium alloys, cobalt and nickel alloys, etc. It can also work with tramp elements like tin, copper, or phosphorus. As a matter of fact, XRF is highly reliable source for an urban miner.

XRF helps the scrap metal recyclers in improving their profitability by reducing the risk of sending the out-of-specification materials to furnace or further processing. This helps the recyclers avoid penalties and maintain their repute in the market.

Sorting and segregation in metal recycling industry has come a long way. Back in the 90s, recyclers would use a grinding wheel to conduct spark tests to identify ferrous metals by the pattern, color, and length of the sparks they produced. They also used varied chemical tests, for example, detecting copper using a drop of nitric acid as it produces bluish hue. Such methods were prone to errors of human judgement and also time consuming. With advancements made in the recycling technologies, XRF is one of the key players in ensuring accurate sorting and segregation, leading to optimizing recycling efforts. https://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=5249

XRF analyzer's are available in hand-held models making their usage fairly easy and economical. Recyclers in have been seen in including them in their business. Their dependency is only projected to grow over the coming years.



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Monday, 27 September 2021

How recycling helps in reducing the cost for the end consumers?

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Recycling initiatives are in the best interest of all parties involved. In companies, recycling provides a positive example for workers and local companies as well as lowers the carbon footprint of a firm. 

Recycling is also a huge contributor to global warming initiatives as it is known for its environmental advantages. In cities, the rapidly ever technologically evolving scrap metal recycling companies in Dubai are creating employment and supporting economic growth.

Moreover, recycling saves a lot of money for both businesses and consumers.

Firstly, recycling metal scrap saves money by lowering manufacturing costs. Secondly, construction of products using existing metals transported to the Dubai scrap yard, particularly removing the need for mining or producing new raw materials, offers a variety of savings benefits. Lower production costs assist in reducing pricing.

Moreover, in UAE, Dubai is constructing the Dh2.5b waste-to-energy plant for up to 120,000 households. (https://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-for-good/you-dump-25kg-of-garbage-daily-where-do-you-think-it-goes)

Sharjah is also developing an energy waste facility that will discharge 300,000 tons of garbage from sites every year(https://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-for-good/you-dump-25kg-of-garbage-daily-where-do-you-think-it-goes)

How does it Save Money?

One approach to recycling is to reduce expenses throughout the production process. If recycled scrap metal were not accessible, it would be much more costly to produce these items. The requirement to develop new materials from raw materials minimizes the need to recycle materials, which enables us to save raw resources in the case of non-resistant recycled metals. This contributes to lowering commodity prices.

Even though the monetary returns on household metal scrap may be on a lower scale, we make a significant impact each time we recycle our household items like bottles and aluminum cans by contributing towards a good amount of energy savings. Also, if we do not recycle it, the cost of aluminum, copper, iron, steel, etc. would be exorbitant.

Is recycling saving money for those who buy recycled material from centers of recycling?

Recycling companies can resell and process the metals they get. Scrap buyers in Dubai then buy recycled materials utilized in a wide range of goods. 

After collection, recyclables get transferred to a recycling plant for sorting, cleaning, and processing materials for manufacturing purposes. Like raw resources, the pricing of scrap metals is dependent on supply and demand in Dubai and throughout the globe.

So, it is pertinent to recycle at every level for not only environmental but also economic causes.

Benefits of Recycling

Less Energy Consumption

In manufacturing, a great amount of energy for processing raw materials. For the sake of big-scale manufacturing, for instance, mining and refining play an essential role in decreasing energy usage.

Recycling also makes the entire production process less costly, a huge success for businesses.

More Cash

Cash exchanged with scrap materials can be beneficial. So you not only preserve the environment but get money in exchange if you sell scrap materials.

They are less expensive when you buy recycled materials and you will also save money. You will make and save more money if you repurpose part of the waste your household creates.

Conclusion

A person can wisely undertake substantial recycling efforts. To an extent, knowledge of the impacts of recycling may provide immense advantages to individuals and the environment if successfully carried out.

 

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What are the most recycled metals? - Metals ranked by their scrap value.

 The demand and use of recycled metal have increased across industries of all sizes. There are several metals that are valued high in the recycling and scrap metals trading industry of Dubai. Some of these metals are: (https://transmetal.co.uk/top-7-most-valuable-scrap-metals/)

 

1. Aluminum:  Aluminum is one of the most widely traded scrap metals in Dubai and across the world. There are different sources of aluminum scrap such as drinking cans, kitchenware, household items, electronic devices, and car frames, etc. Recycled aluminum is used for diverse purposes like construction, the building of airplanes, utensils, vehicles, and many more of the like.

 

2. Copper: Copper is the most common metal present in most of the items in a household. Copper scrap is highly valued by metal recycling companies in Dubai for its quality and industrial demand. Copper wires, pipes, and plumbing, appliances are the most common sources of copper metal in households. 

 


3. Stainless Steel: Stainless steel scrap in Dubai has a high market value for its versatile use and strength. Stainless steel is composed of other metals such nickel, iron, molybdenum, and chromium which further increases the market demand for stainless steel scrap. Stainless steel comes in a wide range of grades with varying quantities of nickel and each grade is valued differently. (https://www.metalmenrecycling.com.au/top-7-most-valuable-scrap-metals/)

Stainless steel has a very high tensile strength and can be easily recycled for use in the automobile industry, building construction, bridge construction, housewares, and electronic devices.

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4. Brass: Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. It is known for its strength, hardness, machinability, and capability of being an efficient use. Bacteria cannot breed on brass surfaces, making it an ideal metal for medical equipment. (http://sciencenetlinks.com/science-news/science-updates/antibacterial-doorknobs/)

Brass can be found in decorative items, musical instruments, ammunition, taps, and mechanical tools. The unique properties of brass make it a desirable recycled metal.

Recycling metal is not only environmentally friendly but also more economically viable. Lucky Group of companies is one of the most prominent names of recycling companies in the UAE. Lucky Recycling uses the most advanced techniques to recycle the metal and transform the scrap into a highly sought recycled version without compromising with its quality.


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Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Metal Recycling in China: China Opens Door for Ferrous Scrap

On 1st January 2021 China ended its two-year ban on steel scrap import. The ban was imposed in 2018 as prevention towards global dumping of low-grade scrap (https://www.argusmedia.com/en/news/2170387-china-to-impose-steel-scrap-import-standards-from-1-jan)

China aims to increase its use of recycled metals like steel, copper, and lead in the coming years in the aim of fulfilling its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Being the top consumer of metals, it wants to increase the use of steel scrap by 23% by 2025. (https://www.asiafinancial.com/chinaplans-to-ramp-up-use-of-steel-scrap-metals-recycling. The ban upliftment has hence significantly affected the scrap imports)

The change in plans has also led to advancement in recycling technologies. The world’s most advanced recycling facilities can be found in China. From the eastern coastal region Guangzhou in the south to Beijing and Tianjin in northern China, the country has pioneered in establishing high-tech metal recycling facilities followed by cities like Chengdu, Chongqing, and Anshan. (https://recycling.metso.com/blog/recycling/metal-recycling-trends-in-china/) 

For instance, according to Chinese customs data, imports in the month of April saw a spike of 186pc to 60,696t from March, taking January-April imports to 85,832t. As supplies from Japan were not enough to fulfil the ever-growing demand for metal scrap, Chinese scrap buyers began seeking supplies from Europe and USA. 

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The initial orders of shred metal scrap cleared customs successfully. However, the main grade HMS1/2 80:20 might be a little tricky to import since the mixture of different thicknesses could be a challenge for inspection process. (https://www.argusmedia.com/en/news/2219033-chinas-ferrous-scrap-imports-spike-in-april) 

Being one of the biggest importers, any policy change in China which makes sure to impact global metal and metal scrap market. China aims to increase the EAF capacity to overall crude steel capacity to 15% from 2021 to 2025 and lift the steel scrap consumption in converters to 30% (https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/blog/bank-ma-revival-market-disruption-warning-venture-capital-funding-soars)

Although the recommencement of scrap imports will not immediately ease the shortage of China’s domestic scrap resources, the new policies align with the industry’s long-term needs to reduce its over-dependency on iron ore and its goals of cutting carbon dioxide emissions. Import of the ferrous scrap means reduction in mining for ores and processing – significantly cutting down costs, emissions, and labor.

Dubai scrap yards are abundant with metal scrap of various mixtures and types. Just like Chinese dealers, Dubai scrap dealers are contributing to the cause of attaining carbon-neutrality and reducing emissions by helping the metal recycling companies in Dubai realize its potential. 

 

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Global Forecast 2025 – Metal Recycling and its Growth

 
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2020 witnessed the biggest lockdowns imposed on countries across the globe owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has affected the global economies in more ways than one. Mainly, it has directly affected the production and demand, disrupting the demand and supply chain, and by causing financial instability in market segments. Did you ever think? How will global metal recycling market be impacted by the on-going crisis? What to expect in the year 2025? 

Let’s find out the emerging possibilities.  

In 2018, the metal recycling market was valued at USD 346.86 billion. This is projected to grow to USD 468.56 billion by 2025 with a CAGR of 4.39%. 

Metal recycling is a valuable process wherein the scrap metals can be recycled repeatedly without degrading its properties. Approximately 40% of worldwide steel production is made using recycled steel. Moreover, approximately around 400 million tons of metal is recycled worldwide each year. 

In the coming years, economies that show rapid progress in urbanization and industrialization like China, India, and Brazil are anticipated to provide an impetus to the on-going metal scrap recycling initiatives for the forecast period. (https://www.mynewsdesk.com/brandessence/pressreleases/metal-recycling-market-is-valued-at-usd-468-dot-56-billion-with-the-cagr-of-4-dot-39-percent-over-the-forecast-period-by-2025-3112852?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=Alert&utm_content=pressrelease )

Growing environmental awareness is a driving force behind the accelerated metal recycling business. Global metal recycling market is segmented on the basis of metal type, end user and region. Among the faster growing segment, growth of demand for ferrous scrap tops in the metal recycling market. This is mainly projected since recycling ferrous metals helps in reducing the quantities of solid waste that end up in landfills. Additionally, it helps in reducing energy consumption, CO2 emissions, water consumption, and air pollution. (https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/metal-recycling-market-worth-76-1-billion-by-2025--exclusive-report-by-marketsandmarkets-301021406.html)

Along with the growth in the market, we can also expect rapid development in the metal recycling technology. With growing complexity in the mixtures used for creating modern products, metal recycling technologies are sure to undergo changes and adapt new methodologies. 

Urban mining refers to recovering raw materials from electrical and electronic waste. Urban mining holds potential of finding up to 50 time’s higher concentration of valuable metals than ores that are extracted in mines. This segment holds a lot of potential for growth as many countries around the globe have started to realize its importance. There are millions of appliances that are still awaiting to be recovered, For example, in Africa, approximately 1 billion phones are discarded each year.  (https://www.recupel.be/en/blog/7-reasons-why-urban-mining-is-overtaking-classical-mining/ )

Recycling companies in Dubai play a significant role in metal recycling market. In a country like UAE that uses enormous amounts of metal each year, scrap metal yards in Dubai have contributed their part in taking a step towards achieving circular economy. 

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Thursday, 15 July 2021

Challenges in Copper Recycling

 Copper helps in providing light and durable maintenance-free structures that are naturally long lasting and infinitely recyclable. Copper has the highest electrical conductivity in metals (apart from silver) and makes it ideal for electrical use. It is used for power generation and transmission – it is an important component in motors, generators and transformers. Apart from traditional use in electricity generation, copper is also used in new technologies for renewable energy from solar, wind, and geothermal sources. 

25% of all the copper produced is used in construction – for plumbing, roofing, and cladding. 

Copper recycling is not something that can be executed on individual basis, unfortunately. It is usually executed by commercial recycling businesses of all scales for example, car breakers, plumbing companies, or recycling companies. Thus, one of the biggest challenges that copper recycling faces is the lack of awareness for sending the copper to correct and efficient collection point for recycling. 

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Copper is extensively used in an average household wiring. This can be a difficult item to recycle as it needs to be purified of any of metals or contaminants to make it fit to be used again in electrical components. Almost all copper wiring used for small electrical wiring must be almost pure, devoid of any surface flaws to prevent breaks during rod production. (https://www.copper.org/environment/lifecycle/ukrecyc.html

Copper has an infinite recyclable life. This means that copper can be recycled repeatedly without losing its value. (https://copperalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/ica-copper-recycling-201712-A4-HR2.pdf)  If the scrap is pure copper and not been contaminated; high quality product can be made from it. Likewise, if scrap consists only of one alloy composition, it is comparatively easier to re-melt to a good quality product. If scrap is mixed, contaminated, or includes other materials such as solder – when this is re-melted, it will be more complex to adjust the composition. (https://www.copper.org/environment/lifecycle/ukrecyc.html

It is easier to adjust the composition wherein lead, or tin had been included, but no harmful impurities. For copper scraps that are contaminated with impurities, we may recycle it by diluting it during melting process. This brings down the he impurity levels to an acceptable range of specification. Copper scrap that has been contaminated beyond acceptable limits has to be re-refined back to pure copper using conventional secondary metal refining techniques. 

Scrap metal yards in Dubai play a crucial role in keeping costs of copper down. Production costs are reduced significantly. Recycling a tone of copper uses 15% of the energy that would be used to mine copper. Not only does recycling help in conserving the world's supply of fossil fuels but also reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Copper scrap in Dubai is efficiently recycled and reused with initiatives that deploy clean methods by Lucky Recycling, part of Lucky Group, one amongst the metal recycling companies in Dubai.


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Aluminium creates highlights on the work

Aluminum is one of the important metals which are widely used for different purposes but one of the attractions for using aluminium which defines its success these days in art and fashion industry.

“Through sculpture I try to create something unique out of an ordinary object.” Noah Deledda

Detroit-born artist Noah Deledda turns trash into treasure by transforming old aluminium cans into sculptures (https://mymodernmet.com/aluminium-can-sculptures-noah-deledda/) . The amazing architectural structures and heavenly man-made metal art prove that old goods can be transformed into new pieces by adopting creative ideas by reusing or recycling items that may have been sent to garbage dump or landfill. 

Have you ever thought when an item breaks down or does not function properly, we fix it or reuse it, rather than throwing it out? Technically a form of reusing, recycling is the reprocessing of waste into raw materials for use in making a new product. BUT do you know that we can invest in products that can be reused? For that you just need to be creative, resourceful and innovative. BUT HOW?

THINK DIFFERENTLY; ask yourself, “What can I make out of this?” You may be able to come up with valuable ideas. For example does an object’s shape remind you of something else? What happens when you turn it upside down? Does it look different? Does it remind you of something else? Like Noah Deledda uses his thumb to create dents and creases in the disposable object’s surface, resulting in incredible three-dimensional sculptures adorned in flawless, geometric patterns. (http://www.noahdeledda.com/)

The whole idea is of diverting waste into wealth. Lucky Recycling handles wide range of aluminium scrap metals which are an excellent choice for industrial applications. As an Urban miner in the region, we always help you out with your intentions about recycling metals at different locations in UAE.  We are privileged to deal with some of the loyal customers in different parts of the world who have always appreciated our service and quality of products.

Let’s encourages people to recycle waste scrap metals to get rid of landfill garbage because pollution is man’s as well as the earth’s common enemy.

For more information visit us at http://www.luckygroup.com/


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ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

 ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is the international standard for quality management system (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_9000).  It is a standard that is used by organizations to demonstrate their ability to provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. It also demonstrates continuous improvement. Among the different documents in the ISO 9000 family of standards, ISO 9001 is the only standard that requires certification. The current certification version is ISO 9001:2015 (https://www.iso.org/iso-9001-quality-management.html). Things to note: 

1. Size of the organization does not matter – IS0 9001 can be implemented across organizations.

2. Nature of the industry does not matter (service or manufacturing). 

3. ISO 9001 is not a standard for products and does not define product quality – it is in fact, a process-based standard.

4. ISO 9001 is not personal standard. An individual cannot get certified to ISO 9001. The organization or company becomes certified. 

Note: Individuals can become an ISO 9001 certified Lead Auditor after completing a training course. It allows them to audit other companies.

5. In order to become ISO 9001 certified, an organization must: 

Follow the required procedure to implement ISO 9001 quality management system (QMS). (https://the9000store.com/step-by-step/ )

Next, a Certification Body audits the performance of the organization against the latest version of the ISO 9001 Requirements. (https://the9000store.com/iso-9001-2015-requirements/) 

The Registrar issues an ISO 9001 Certificate for a three-year period after the organization passes the audit. 

6. To maintain their ISO 9001 certification status, the organization must be re-certified every three years.


ISO 14001

The ISO 14000 family has applications for companies that use practical tools in order to manage their environmental responsibilities (https://www.iso.org/iso-14001-environmental-management.html). The ISO 14001 defines the criteria for an environmental management system. It maps the outline that a company/organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. (https://www.iso.org/standard/60857.html

ISO 14001 is designed for any type of organization – it is an aid that can provide assurance to company management, employees, and stakeholders that environmental impact of the organization is being measured and consistently upgraded.

1. ISO 14001 provides requirements and guidance for use that relates to environmental systems. 

2. Other standards in the 14000 family focuses on specific approaches, for example, audits, communications, labelling, life cycle analysis, and environmental challenges such as climate change.

3. ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system. This system can be used by an organization to enhance its environmental performance. It is intended to ease an organization’s environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.

4. The desired output of ISO 14001 includes:

Improvement in environmental performance.

Implementation of compliance obligations.

Attainment of environmental objectives.

5. ISO 14001 is applicable to any organization regardless of its size, type, and nature. It applies to the environmental aspects of the organization’s activities, products and services. However, ISO 14001 does not state specific environmental performance criteria.

From the recycling companies in UAE, it is recommended to choose a company that adheres to quality standards and adheres to their responsibility towards environment sustainability. 

Metal recycling is an essential step towards saving the already-depleting resources and strengthens the circular economy. Amongst the metal recycling companies in Dubai, Lucky Group is one of the renowned ISO 9001:2015 & ISO14001:2015 certified metal recycling company in UAE


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Tuesday, 22 June 2021

How does the Covid-19 pandemic herald Green Recovery?

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Millions of people have been afflicted by the Covid-19 epidemic across the world. It posed a challenge in every aspect of life. Lower levels of air pollution, cleaner sky, and better air quality were witnessed worldwide as a result of this mayhem that engulfed the Earth.

According to the UN environment report, the ‘Green recovery’ can be a step towards slowing down the inevitable extreme climate changes. While the planet has still headed towards a rise of 3 degree Celsius in this century, however, a notable change in climate has been experienced worldwide. The UN report suggests that this will bring us closer to the goal of 2-degree Celsius mentioned in the Paris Agreement. The main reason being the reduction in greenhouse gas emission. If successful, the measures might result in a 25% reduction in overall emissions by 2030. (source: https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/12/1079602)

Under-stress species of animals and birds have been thriving in these times in the cities that are otherwise dense with air-pollution. The lockdowns imposed have given the planet a chance to undergo healing. However, as these restrictions are being lifted, the recent changes are being sadly reversed. 

This must cause us to stop and consider a critical question: Could Covid-19 pandemic give Green Recovery a chance? And if yes; then how?

As a part of Covid-19 recovery plan, countries must make investments in climate action plans. Choices made by the government must be holistic and must include comprehensive systematic changes that work to achieve a future that is not only sustainable, but also economically feasible. Burning of fossil fuels is a major cause of hazardous air pollution. Renewable energy consumes lesser resources and operates in a more decentralized fashion. As a result, one of the world's top objectives should be to invest in renewable energy initiatives. More efforts should be made to encourage the production and use of electric cars.

Changes in consumption habits in both the private and public sectors will aid in climate replenishment. For example, replacing domestic short flights with rail travel, promoting environment friendly transport modes like cycling, car-pooling, making houses more energy efficient, and reducing food and packaging wastage.

Countries facing the second wave of Covid-19 and the ones recovering from the devastating first wave are looking towards Green Recovery as the pandemic recedes.

Recycling resources at hand ensures reduced processing, manufacturing, and distribution efforts; not to mention – disposal after a product or commodity is no longer in use. Recycling companies in UAE can contribute significantly to green recovery. Scrap companies in Dubai ensure that the discarded metal is recycled efficiently rather than ending up in landfills. Recycling scrap metal reduces mining for virgin metals and significantly reduces the emissions that are the result of processing. 

Lucky Group prides itself in being one of the most efficient and environmentally-conscious recycling companies that strive to realize its goal of making our planet a better place with continued efforts.   

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Effect of Environment Friendly Technologies in Global Metal Industries

Metal is a product of a lengthy process that includes ore extraction, ore processing to remove oxides, casting, forging, and other steps. While exploiting already dwindling natural resources, this process creates huge amounts of emissions and other types of pollution.

With gradual decline in the environment, the emerging technologies have laid a pathway to potentially reduce the metal industry’s harmful impact on the planet. This may also be viewed in terms of building a circular economy rather than a linear one. Circular economies are restorative and regenerative by design and aim to keep products, components, and materials at their highest potential and value at all times. The only way to do so is to implement recycling at every level, not just in metal businesses, but also in areas where metal is utilized extensively.

Steel manufacturing, for example, has a number of side effects, including CO, SOx, NOx, PM2, water pollutants, hazardous wastes, etc. (https://www.worldsteel.org/en/dam/jcr:c3acc5fd-e3c2-458c-a2cc-8c4880b9334c/Steel%2527s+contribution+to+a+low+carbon+future.pdf). The major environmental impacts result mainly from coking process and iron manufacturing process.(https://www.worldsteel.org/en/dam/jcr:16ad9bcd-dbf5-449f-b42c-b220952767bf/fact_raw+materials_2018.pdf). In 2013 in Australia, the steelmakers began using the world’s first “green” steelmaking process. The process calls for substituting coke and coal with plastic bags and bottles that would otherwise end up in city dumps or landfills. Nearly 30% of the coke and coal has been replaced with conventional carbon-containing materials and importantly, greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, and production prices all have shown a significant decline. 

Carbon is a critical raw ingredient in steel production using the electric arc method. Almost 40% of the world's yearly steel production is now produced using this approach. Moreover, Veena Sahajwalla discovered that recycled truck tyres are a more environmentally friendly alternative to coal (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veena_Sahajwalla). It could prevent over 2 million tires from ending up in landfills while simultaneously creating a renewable energy source.

“Trash for cash” is the new order of the day in a growing industry known as secondary metals. Metal recycling companies in UAE that are equipped with technology that is both sustainable and energy efficient have a big role to play. In the metal industry, such companies have a pivotal role in developing the “Green” attitude in the metal industry. Scrap metal yards in Dubai, for instance, helps in spearheading metal recycling and contributes to both ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals that can be processed back to a form of raw material that can be used to form new metal alloys. 

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The global market for metal scrap has significantly grown over time. With advancements made in the recycling technologies and awareness that drives the sustainable approach, it is indisputable that this trend will continue to move upwards with iron, steel, and stainless-steel scrap. 

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Tuesday, 25 May 2021

How E-commerce is transforming the B2B Sector ?

 2020 may be watershed in the entire history of e-commerce due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The year leading up to now has witnessed growth in online marketplaces and delivery services. The pandemic prompted a race to migrate operations online and, companies that invested in digitalization had the upper hand.  

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Owing to growth in e-commerce, B2B business relationships have started to undergo speedy transformation. B2B sector relied on face-to-face interactions to gain and retain clients. It also has a complex and lengthier sales cycle. The orders are customized, placed in higher volumes, and involve bigger transactions as compared to B2C. Despite all the difference, B2B customers expect the same user experience as B2C customers, viz. user-friendly platform, ease of access, quick check out, and secure transactions. 

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and Data Analytics have been used in commercial ecosystem. In the recent times, these technologies have been integrated into production and supply chains. B2B companies have also been able to build resilience by integration of platforms and services rather than the previous linear approach. 

However, for the successful transition, a B2B business has to overcome some key challenges. 

1. Infrastructure 

Availability of infrastructure determines which business and regions will better adapt to the transformation and possibly emerge as leaders. 

2. Logistics 

The pace of orders placed in a B2B environment is faster via e-commerce. Hence, the business must be equipped to keep up with the logistical requirements. The deliveries must be speedy to encourage customer adoption. 

3. Building trust in integrity of the e-commerce system 

This might be the most important task of all. For a B2B business that hasn’t operated on an e-commerce platform, building trust of its clients in the integrity of the system is very crucial. 

The on-going pandemic has fast-tracked digital transformation creating a golden opportunity for B2B businesses. The ball is now in the court of B2B businesses to make the most of it. Lucky Group is a leading name in Dubai scrap trading, a trusted name amongst the varied recycling companies in UAE. It is also one of the most prominent suppliers of recycled metal to businesses in the country. It has committed to digitizing their models and deriving more competitive advantage than their slower-moving peers.

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Recycling Robots

 …how is it revolutionizing the scrap business?


Recycling robots have been accelerating the recycling process. But what are recycling robots? These are highly capable and multitasking systems that are deployed for waste processing and recycling in a host of industries. These robots can function 24/7, are fast, accurate, and capable of processing heavy load of waste materials. 

Such robots have been instrumental in the recent times more than ever. For instance, when the world is coping with pandemic, it became a matter of concern for many involved in manual segregation to operate with scrap that could possibly infect them. 

The recycling robot is our shot at preventing 12 billion metric tones of plastic ending up in landfills. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/plastic-produced-recycling-waste-ocean-trash-debris-environment#close. The advancements made in robotics harnesses artificial intelligence to sort trash. The cameras and high-tech systems are instrumental in detecting and picking up the desired scrap. 

Recycling robots have been noticed to work twice as fast as humans. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/26/meet-the-robots-being-used-to-help-solve-americas-recycling-crisis.html. Not only plastic, but these robots can distinguish between type, texture, color, and material of the scrap. Bjorstaddalen has the first robotic sorting facility for C&D and C&I waste in Norway. The automated stations are provided by ZenRobotics. It can sort the construction and demolition materials using the colour coded cameras, laser sensors, and metal detectors equipped to make as many as 6000 picks per hour. 

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With an automated system that has higher rate of pick up and accuracy, recycling robots are also equipped to store the information of the materials picked and use it for quality control. This leads to better results in recycling, in fact it generates value. 

For example, the recycling robot can be programmed to segregate metals from other scrap materials such as rubber, plastic, paper, etc. They can be further be programmed to segregate metal scraps according to their types, shapes, and forms.

Many metal recycling companies are turning to recycling robots for optimizing recycling efforts. In places like Dubai scrap yards and many other recycling companies in UAE where metal scrap is dealt in huge amounts, recycling robots could become indispensable part of the industry. Could it replace human workforce in the scrap metal industry completely? Only time will tell. 


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Thursday, 22 April 2021

Are you really concerned about the Environment?

The concept of recycling is not just a matter of collecting waste to follow the best humanitarian environmental practices but it’s actually a mission to cater such an efficient economic system for all the manufacturing industries where recycler motivates people to collect it for sale to recycling operations by eliminating a potential source of pollution & reclaiming valuable materials. 

If you look around metal recycling companies in UAE those are committed to helping the communities to keep their environment clean through innovative recycling programs.  It’s also depends where you live like UAE the fastest developing country in the world generating a very large amount of waste every year specially the organic waste ends up in municipal landfills every day.  Waste issues are handled through efficient recycling programs. 

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Citizens in every country can do many activities to work together and reduce waste but there is always a never ending list of what can and cannot be recycled. For example we can recycle plastic bottles, cans, paper, metals but the question is have you achieved recycled goals, probably haven’t.  

Like, along with eatables a great amount of plates, spoons and glasses made of paper or plastic are wasted. A lot of tissue papers are found in bins which are almost unused. Many times people take food and don’t finish it, resulting into food wastage. All these waste materials must be recycled.

Have you ever thought what may happen if all the metal ores get depleted? Where are we going to build machines, manufacture tools and what will you drink your favorite soda from? Metals are an important part of our lives and are used for manufacturing umpteen things today. To save this from happening, what we need to practice is recycling.

To practice recycling is something that our planet needs. This process of tuning and putting things back into usage is an extremely healthy for the environment and is extremely beneficial economically. Dubai scrap yards actively and very positively involved in this practice. Therefore, it’s high time that these efforts are appreciated and valued and the number of people joining this cause increases. So, start separating your wastes and ensure that you do the needful on your part. After all, every attempt counts!

Scrap metals Dubai take care of your scrap metal wastes and recycle them into reusable metals.  Lucky Group’s recycling facilities strives continually to ensure that the metal trash is recycled efficiently.

To know more about us, visit www.luckygroup.com

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Recycled Metal Scrap – Where does it go next?

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We have explored many aspects of recycled metals in previous blogs. Today we will see where does recycled metal scrap goes next.  Recycled metal has plethora of uses – it is never wasted. Scrap metals like copper, iron, aluminum, steel, and others are collected from Dubai scrap yards recycled at metal recycling companies in Dubai and reused in the following ways: 

Industrial Use

Construction projects use huge volumes of iron and steel. They are also used extensively for building infrastructure like roads and bridges. In the transportation industry, steel is used in the manufacturing of vehicles, aircrafts, etc. Iron, especially cast-iron recycling holds a lot of potential as it is used for variety of structural and decorative purposes. 

Packaging 

Recycled scrap metals like steel and aluminum are commonly reused as new food packaging. Most canned goods use a significant percentage of recycled metal and many are made from 100% recycled scrap metals. 

Recycled scrap metal can reappear on shelves as a new food or beverage container with a quick turnaround time of around 2 months. This process is extremely efficient and economical. Additionally, recycled aluminum requires less processing and as a result, also reduces emission of greenhouse gases than new aluminum. This makes the production of packaging using recycled metal both eco-friendlier and more cost-effective as compared to creating cans using new aluminum.

Home Furnishings

If we take a good look around our house, we will stumble upon many instances wherein recycled metal has been put to use. Furnishings, fixtures, and lighting make use of recycled metal components. Metal roofing these days sometimes are made completely out of recycled metals. 

Various artists have got creative and used the scrap metal to create modern artwork and d├ęcor material. It has been instrumental in inspiring people in reusing and recycling rather than replacing the decor with new items. 

Copper is an important component in a common household. Recycled copper is used in structure of a household, plumbing materials, cable, and heat exchanges. It is also used in air conditioning systems. 

Right from industrial and manufacturing to household, recycled metal scrap is used in all shapes and forms. Dubai scrap trading provide you with endless possibilities and innovations that you can discover when you choose to recycle your scrap metal. 

Lucky Recycling, part of Lucky Group is one of the largest recycling companies in the UAE. It aims to create a sustainable future for the planet and the coming generations with their conscious recycling efforts. 

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