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Chiao: ‘Let your environmental heart speak’

There will only be a future for our industry if we keep watch on scrap quality, warned David Chiao, president of US-based Uni-All Group at the BIR world recycling convention in Budapest.

‘It is crucial to let our environmental hearts and conscience speak while doing business,’ Chiao told delegates during a panel session on non-ferrous, adding that recyclers should focus more on quality and invest more in what he describes as ‘the last 2% of scrap contamination’.

Another panellist, Dhawal Shah, director of Metco Marketing (India), agreed that the recycling industry’s primary responsibility ‘must be to buy and sell clean, first-class scrap’.

Facing up to uncertainty

Quality, service and reliability are the most important things to focus on to help our industry overcome market turbulence, according to EMR’s Murat Bayram. Leopoldo Clemente of LCD Trading SRL in Italy emphasised the added importance of offering reliability. ‘Times of difficulty always offer new opportunities,’ he added. ‘Keep faith in better times to come, be optimistic.’ 

Also check our photo gallery with highlights from the gathering in Budapest.

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