Garnet Recovery & Recycling

Garnet Recovery & Recycling

Sustainable Management of Used Garnet

At GMA, we believe in a sustainable approach to business, and this is reflected in the way we manage our natural resources. We are committed to maximising the life span of our garnet resources, minimising the generation of waste from our garnet products and preventing this non-renewable mineral from going into landfills. Since 2004, we have been working with customers to improve their commercial outcomes while minimising the impact on the environment. This resulted in providing used garnet disposal solutions for our customers and developing used garnet reprocessing facilities. GMA Middle East has been recognised by a number of world class customers, Middle Eastern municipalities and Environment, Health and Safety regulatory bodies for developing and promoting used garnet disposal within the region.

Renew and Reuse

GMA Garnet™ abrasives are known for its superior toughness and low friability. Our natural abrasives can be recycled up to five times without compromising its reliable, high quality performance. At our garnet reprocessing facilities, used garnet sourced from blasting is first cleaned to remove all contaminants including dust, rust, paint flakes, metallic particles and other impurities. This is followed by precise sizing into various grades to suit end user requirements. Strict sampling and quality control procedures ensure that sizing and purity are maintained to our own industry best standards.

Environmentally Friendly Garnet Disposal Programmes

We offer customised garnet disposal solutions in the form of supply chain contracts, buyback programmes and waste disposal programmes coordinated through the local authorities. These programmes help customers lower disposal costs and reduce project costs. Moreover, you save time and resources from the need to manage disposal arrangements. Our packaged solutions are approved by the local governing bodies and waste management services, namely Dubai Municipality, Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center, Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA) and Fujairah Municipality. GMA is the only garnet recycler approved by the Dubai Municipality to manage used garnet disposal in Dubai, UAE. Via our garnet disposal programmes, we have collected over 150,000 tonnes of used garnet for reprocessing and saved over 110,000 tonnes of reusable garnet from landfills since 2008. The remaining waste materials are repurposed in industrial works such as road and concrete fillers or responsibly dispose of in regulated landfills.

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