Cement News: Environmental

15 December 2005

Eurocement to pay higher environmental levy

The Federal Service for environmental, technological and atomic supervision (Rostekhnadzor) has completed an inspection of Kavkazcement, Oskolcement, Savinskiy Cement Plant and Belgorod Cement on Dece

15 December 2005

Rioclaro wins Lider Progresa prize

Colombian cement company Cementos Rioclaro won for a fifth consecutive year the Lider Progresa prize for product quality, environmental management and social responsibility, it was reported on Decembe

15 December 2005

EPA requests info on dust disposal

Florida Rock Industries Inc disclosed Wednesday that it received a request for information from the US Environmental Protection Agency about whether its subsidiary illegally disposed of construction m

15 December 2005

Cement industry complains about CO² certificates

The Austrian cement industry is threatening to shut down its kilns temporarily if the price of legally mandated CO² certificates goes up too much.

DEP approves use of plastics at Lafarge plant 13 December 2005

DEP approves use of plastics at Lafarge plant

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection approved an air quality plan for LaFarge North American Inc. Whitehall Township, to use certain non-recyclable plastics as a fuel supplement in

13 December 2005

Fly ash should be treated as a resource

"If people can be convinced that use of fly ash can reduce the time for making the concrete, provide more solidity and reduce costs, the day is not far off when India would be able to utilise all 100M

Factory hopes to cement sewage deal 13 December 2005

Factory hopes to cement sewage deal

Sewage could be used to power the kilns at Lafarge’s Dunbar works, despite concerns about the possible environmental effect. The processed sewage pellets are being considered for use in the Lafarge wo

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