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.  

How E-commerce is transforming the B2B Sector
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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. 

recycling robots - Lucky group Dubai

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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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Single Stream Recycling

Since, 1973 the Lucky Group of Companies has been on the forefront when it comes to scrap metal trading as one of the leading recycling companies in the UAE.

The company’s innovative efforts to recycle scrap metals from landfills across the globe with their headquarters in Dubai, U.A.E. Most of us here in Dubai have probably heard of recycling, but single stream recycling? Well, it simply refers to putting all types of recyclable materials together and let a private company handle the segregating bit.

Research shows that recycling has worked better in towns and cities abroad like in the United States when single channel recycling was introduced. No longer did people have to take the trouble to segregate different types of recyclable items and separate the trash that they were trying to get rid off on a daily basis. It became a success because there was little effort required in segregating garbage from the recyclable items and that people would quickly adapt to it; whereas normally they would dump garbage altogether and avoid the original complex recycling process as a whole.

Single stream recycling can also save money because companies that handle such recyclable items pay for those items. The government thus, no longer needs to pay landfills to get rid of such garbage. How does this help the environment? Well, it simply speeds up the whole process because everyone at every level of the hierarchy is co-operating and when this happens, the right recyclable items get channeled onto the right path eventually reaching the manufacturers on time with environmentally sustainable in a cost effective way.

If an aluminum can reaches at scrap metals yard in Dubai on time, it prevents the need for manufacturers to purchase virgin materials to keep their production numbers up and running. In a similar way the quicker the different types of ferrous metal scrap lands up at Dubai scrap yards, the lesser will be the requirement for newer and rarer earth metals across different industries.

Single stream recycling not only encourages recycling, but clears up the bottlenecks in the recycling process.

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Wednesday, 21 April 2021

What affects the value of Scrap Metals?

Anyone involved in metal recycling is aware of fluctuations in its value. In this blog, we want to shed light on some factors that may affect the value of scrap metals. 

Production and Energy costs

The cost of energy and production has a significant effect on the price of scrap metal. These include cost incurred for gas, oil, and other sources of electricity. If the costs of processing are high, the price that is offered for scrap metal may drop to make up for the difference. 

Supply and Demand

Just like any other commodity, the demand and supply make an evident. 

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Quality and Quantity

The value of scrap is highly dependent on the quality. Scrap metals covered in corrosion or insulation would not bring the value as much as clean, high quality scrap metal would do. 
Imagine trading a pound of aluminum cans vs trading a truckload of aluminum scrap. Obviously, the truckload will fetch you more revenue. If the scrap buyers in Dubai get more scrap metal with lower overhead, including a lower number of transactions and transportation, they can offer a higher price.

Location

Most of the times, the scrap metal is not fully processed at the Dubai scrap yards. The scrap is transported for further processing. If the processing location is farther from the scrap yard, it will affect the overall costs, thereby reducing your profit margins. The buyers may also consider the transportation cost into the prices they offer for the scrap metal to protect their individual profits.

Price of Virgin Metal

Virgin metals are those metals that are newly mined and have not ever been used, recycled, or processed. If virgin metals are expensive owing to the energy and production costs, supply and demand; scrap metal becomes more valuable as an alternative. Similarly, if the virgin metal prices fall, scrap metal becomes less essential and industries can afford virgin metals.

International Commodity Trading

With countries getting more active in the industry, foreign market fluctuations influence the value of scrap metal. India and China, for example, deal with very large quantities of scrap metal imports. In case the economy slows down, scrap metal prices can take a hit as well. It is important to keep an eye on market trends to determine the right time to trade scrap metals to get the maximum value. 

Lucky Group is the leading metal scrap buyer in Dubai and one of the largest recycling companies in the U.A.E. The company has spearheaded recycling initiatives to build a sustainable future for the planet. We guarantee the best value in market for the scrap metal.

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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

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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. 

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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.

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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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