Giving waste a new value

Published 11 June 2013

Co-processing in cement kilns helps to reduce the growing waste volumes generated today. In Mexico, Cemex’s Tepeaca plant helps to pursue a sustainable approach to waste management in the region as it receives solid urban waste and puts it to use as alternative fuel to fire its kiln. By Cemex, Mexico.

Cemex Tepeaca plant is dedicated to sustainable development and waste management

In Mexico, as elsewhere in the world, waste separation centres have different manual and mechanical processes to separate refuse into different products. PET, aluminium, metals and glass, and other materials which are economically viable to recycle, are sent to specific facilities for recycling. Organic fermentable matter can be used to produce compost or biogas.

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