Environmental

30 March 2006

Top builders to join with WBCSD

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development announced today that it is forming an alliance of leading global companies to determine how buildings can be designed and constructed so that the

29 March 2006

Submissions filed against Lafarge proposal

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and Gord Downie have filed an official submission to the Ministry of Environment recommending that Lafarge’s request to burn tires and other waste at its cement kiln in

28 March 2006

Cyprus piles up pollution credit

THE Electrical Authority of Cyprus (EAC) has produced several hundred thousand tonnes of carbon dioxide less than its 400,000t allowance and so it may now sell back the “pollution credits” to other co

28 March 2006

ST St. Lawrence makes peace

St. Lawrence Cement Group Inc. has settled two New Jersey state court cases involving the company’s GranCem grinding facility in Camden, N.J. The cases centred on claims by local residents, prim

27 March 2006

Carbon Credits to float?

Carbon Credits International is expected to float onto the UK AIM market within the next two months at around 45p and some analysts believe the company has potential to offer significant capital growt

27 March 2006

WWF and Bamburi Cement in conservation effort

Visiting World wide Fund for nature (WWF) Director General, Jan Leape has called on both the private sector and government to boost forests and woodlands conservation as part of the global agenda for

24 March 2006

Fear over incinerator trial at cement works

Campaigners fear Cemex’s UK Barrington cement works could be earmarked as a waste incineration site. Cemex UK Operations, owner of the works, announced earlier this month it was suspending an applicat

23 March 2006

Terminal traffic fears

An extra 21,000 trips by heavily loaded trucks will be added to already congested roads around the Anzac Bridge each year if plans for a new cement terminal at White Bay are approved. The proposed A

22 March 2006

Dunbar emissions control

Scottish Dunbar cement works has passed a milestone in its GBP 20m programme to reduce emissions and improve environmental performance. A pre-cyclone system has been commissioned at Lafarge Cement UK

20 March 2006

Deal with cement plant vexes environmentalists

An environmental group says it’s disappointed with a Laramie cement plant’s progress in replacing pollution controls despite an agreement last October that settled a federal air-quality la

17 March 2006

Factory dioxin levels illegal, UK

Dioxin emissions from a North Wales cement factory were above legal limits, magistrates were told yesterday. Castle Cement, which operates a plant at Padeswood, near Mold, Flintshire, admitted nine ch

16 March 2006

Dramatic growth in carbon market in 2005

Some Euro 9.4bn worth of carbon was traded on the international market last year, up from an estimated euro 377m in 2004, according to a new report. Carbon 2006, from Norwegian consultancy and analysi

16 March 2006

Holcim Apasco provides 140 Houses

Holcim Apasco and Mexican fund Provivah provided 140 houses to Veracruz, southern Mexico, under their common social programme, Holcim Apasco said on March 15, 2006. The price of each house stands at

16 March 2006

Using old tyres for fuel will benefit environment

The environment will benefit from a government decision to allow Holcim to use alternative fuels at its cement plant outside Kimberley, South Africa, the company said on Wednesday. Holcim Alternative

09 March 2006

Tyre-burning plant plan submitted for approval

The US State Department of Environmental Conservation has released a 92-page document answering public comments on the Lafarge Building Materials proposal to burn old tyres to fire its Ravenna cement

06 March 2006

Tulsa plant receives conservation award

Lafarge North America’s Tulsa Cement Plant received international recognition for contributions to wildlife habitat conservation at the Wildlife Habitat Council’s 17th annual symposium. L