03 January 2005

FRCC named safest cement plant

FR Cement Corp (FRCC) was declared the safest cement plant in the country by the Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association and the

31 December 2004

EU carbon trading a possible blueprint

Climate change will become a serious business issue for many European companies from tomorrow with the start of the European

30 December 2004

Malfunctioning concrete factory makes locals’ lives a misery

On days when the south wind blows, the clothes that villagers in Lower Chaqishi, in the northern Iraqi governorate of Sulaymaniyah, hang up to dry come in whiter than white. It sounds like an advert f

27 December 2004

Authority issues ultimatum to quarry’s owners

Action could be taken to stop waste material being recycled without permission in a disused limestone quarry near Kidlington.

27 December 2004

Pollution ’severe’ in Rayong, Chon Buri

Climate change, marine pollution and contaminated ground water are among the environmental threats that have severely damaged the livelihood of Rayong

27 December 2004

EU approves Spanish CO2 emission allocation plan

Spain’s Industry Ministry said Monday that the European Union Commission has given preliminary approval to the country’s carbon-dioxide

24 December 2004

Four countries not ready for Emissions Trading

The EU’s Environment Commissioner, Stavros Dimas, has said that Greece, Italy, Poland and the Czech Republic are not in a position to take part in the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) start

24 December 2004

Authorities pledge to protect arable land

China’s top land and resource authority pledged yesterday to support key projects while cutting down on illegal land acquisitions. Major projects focused on energy, communications, water conservation

24 December 2004

How to cement a working relationship

Bernard Kasriel, chief executive of Lafarge, the French cement company, says he has no option but to work with others to reduce the corporate impact on the environment. If the cement business is not

22 December 2004

Holcim Romania co-processes over 100 types of waste

Holcim Romania has invested so far three million euros in upgrading the production lines from its cement factories based in Campulung and Alesd in order to make possible the co-processing of over 100

22 December 2004

Misr Cement Qena Gets ISO 9001, ISO 14001 certifications

Egyptian cement producer Misr Cement Qena has received an ISO 9001 quality management certificate and an ISO 14001 environmental management system certificate.

22 December 2004

Algeria Societe des Ciments de Ain Touta Wins 2004 Quality Award

Algerian cement maker Societe des Ciments de Ain Touta has won Algeria’s 2004 national quality award, it was reported on December 21, 2004.

22 December 2004

Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction

The recently established Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction have been created to promote sustainable construction worldwide. Entries in the Awards are now open. Sustainable construction projec

21 December 2004

Crackdown on concrete

A campaign is underway in Auckland, New Zealand to combat what is seen as an alarming rise in pollution from concrete products. The Auckland Regional Council’s campaign aims to prevent water po

21 December 2004

Tyre surcharge for recycling

Scrap tire piles aren’t just unsightly; they’re dangerous, bad for the environment and costly to remove. A proposal from US State House Speaker Rick Johnson could go a long way toward clea

21 December 2004

Cement industry jobs

Local cement workers fear the loss of more than 4000 jobs in the industry as lower tariffs on imported cement looms in 2005. The Philippine Cement Workers Council (PCWC) protested at the Tariff Commis