Urban mining for a Circular Economy

Minerals and metals are valuable commodities. Societies have depended on the industry for the materials we have used to shape our world.

But did you know why the world is finding alternatives from earth mining to urban mining?

Mining is generally very damaging to the environment. It is one of the main causes of deforestation, depletion of natural resources. Large scale mining operations use huge bulldozers and excavators to extract the metals and minerals from the soil. In order to amalgamate the extractions, they use different chemicals and then the people who are exposed to the toxins can become sick, so the question is raised how to save our environment and design sustainable cities?

We are surrounded by huge reserves of valuable materials that can be reused. So, how does urban mining work?

The objective of urban mining is the safeguarding of the environment and the promotion of resource conservation through reuse, recycling, and recovery of secondary resources from waste.

Urban mining for circular economy

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Urban mining has many advantages over mining. The materials are already available in the city where they are likely to be needed again. Urban mining minimize the resource and economic value of the waste streams generated in urban spaces and will be a significant concept in the planning and designing of sustainable cities, making the process consistent with the sustainable development goals.

Also materials extract from landfills that can be reused for commercial and industrial purpose, thus limiting imports from abroad, protecting natural resources and the environment.

For recycling experts, like Lucky Group deals in various types scrap metals including iron, copper, brass, nickel, aluminium and stainless steel generated on daily basis by citizens from their waste disposals.

Lucky Group is exactly working on the same principles which keep a core value of a circular economy. The aim of recycling and its process is not only to dispose waste but to optimize the concept of circular economy. Recycling is a key industry for the way to a resource-efficient circular economy. Modern recycling strategies or we can say a new economic system known as circular economy where products and services goes through a complete cycle with minimum use of raw materials with maximum reuse of products and quality reuse of raw materials.

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