Environmental

12 December 2005

CSE to release environmental scorecard

The Centre for Science and Environment(CSE) in India is preparing an environmental scorecard of the cement industry which poses many ecological challenges.

08 December 2005

Ontario cement plant to burn tyres and waste

The Lafarge cement plant in Bath, Ontario will be permitted to burn scrap tyres as well as garbage such as cellulose, plastics and bone meal, in a controversial US$10m tyre and waste-burning facility

08 December 2005

Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction

In conjunction with Montreal 2005: United Nations conference on climate change, the Cement Association of Canada has gathered together Canadian industry leaders in sustainable construction to present

05 December 2005

Thomaston has asked to participate in Dragon permitting

Thomaston has a direct and sustantial interest in participating in this hearing," wrote the town’s attorney, Paul Gibbons, in a Nov. 15 letter to the Board of Environmental Protection.

30 November 2005

Builders be aware of the environment

The Auckland Regional Council is warning building contractors and developers to ensure their actions don’t impact on the environment. During the past 18 months the ARC pollution hotline received more

30 November 2005

Lafarge wins UK award

Lafarge Cement UK, which owns Cauldon Works at Cauldon Low, near Leek, received a ‘Big Tick Award’ in Business in the Community’s Awards for Excellence. Lafarge’s entry to the awards, Cem

28 November 2005

Ontario cement plant to burn tires

The Lafarge cement plant in Bath, Ontario will be permitted to burn scrap tires as well as garbage such as cellulose, plastics and bone meal, in a $10-million tire and waste-burning facility west of K

25 November 2005

UK cement industry on right enviro track

The British Cement Association (BCA) has welcomed the publication of the Environment Agency’s sector plan for the cement industry. The sector plan is an important component of the cement sector’s sust

25 November 2005

Cement plants could take GRP waste

Around 80 per cent of thermoset waste from the automotive industry could in future be used as a raw material and energy source in cement kilns. According to the European Composite Recycling Company (E

18 November 2005

Member of the FTSE4Good Index

The FTSE4Good Index responds to the rising interest of socially responsible investors. HeidelbergCement has met the specific Index criteria by transparent reporting on progress in environmental protec

17 November 2005

City Commission meets November 28

Florida: Newberry city commissioners said that on Nov. 28, they plan to cast the final vote for or against the special-use permit that would let the Florida Rock cement plant on County Road 235 double

16 November 2005

City officials debate expanding cement plant

USA: Newberry city officials deliberated for hours Monday about the proposed expansion of Florida Rock Industries’ cement plant, with experts for the company arguing for approval and some reside

16 November 2005

TCL temporarily shuts down operations

A 31 year old electrician, Sunil Balgobin, died less than 24 hours after he fell from a scaffold on Monday, while 17-year-old Dinesh Rampersad was entombed in cement on Saturday. TCL chief executive o

16 November 2005

China seeks cleaner, more efficient forms of energy

China is seeking cleaner and more efficient forms of energy as soaring oil and coal consumption poses an increasing threat to the environment and surging prices threaten to undermine economic growth.

15 November 2005

Cement Industry on track to achieve environmental objectives

The British Cement Association (BCA) has today (15 November 2005) welcomed the publication of the Environment Agency’s sector plan for the cement industry. The sector plan is an important component of

15 November 2005

Haryana seeks investment in ash based units

The Indian Haryana Power Generation Corporation (HPGC) has invited proposals from private entrepreneurs for setting up of manufacturing units of ash based products such as cement, concrete, blocks, br