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
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
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
Algerian cement maker Societe des Ciments de Ain Touta has won Algeria’s 2004 national quality award, it was reported on December 21, 2004.
Egyptian cement producer Misr Cement Qena has received an ISO 9001 quality management certificate and an ISO 14001 environmental management system certificate.
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
Plans to dump hazardous waste close to people’s homes have been approved by County Hall bosses. The application allows Clitheroe’s Castle Cement to tip cement kiln dust, which contains d
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
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
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
Architects, engineers, developers and project owners in Asia, including Indonesia, have been invited to take part in a US$2m competition on sustainable development held by a Swiss foundation.
A Landfill site which will take 10,000t of hazardous waste a year has been approved, despite concerns about its impact on neighbours’ health.
People who saw balloons floating in the air near the City of Hudson Wednesday got a glimpse of how visible St. Lawrence Cement’s controversial cement plant would be if it is built. Wednesday&rs
Local residents are wondering what changes might result if Cemex buys Britain’s RMC Group, which owns the cement plant on Highway 1. The $5.8 billion deal, slated to close Jan. 12, was approved Thursd
A former cement works in County Durham, UK is to be the site of the UK’s first "hot rocks" village. The Blue Circle cement works at Eastgate, near Stanhope, closed in 2002 with the loss of 147
Lafarge Cement’s Cauldon Works is to continue in its mission to reduce its impact on the environment by replacing some of the raw materials it currently uses with a by-product of the paper indus