Kenya: Bamburi Cement and Geocycle form partnership

Kenya: Bamburi Cement and Geocycle form partnership
16 November 2016

Bamburi Cement (LafargeHolcim Group) and a global waste management firm have signed an agreement for alternative fuels. Geocycle will help Bamburi Cement that will see the firm's Kenyan subsidiary Geocycle Kenya incinerate waste in Bamburi's kilns.

Bamburi Chief Executive Officer, Bruno Pescheux, described the partnership as timely considering that Geocycle's waste management solution leaves no residue after disposal. This also makes Geocycle Kenya the only waste managing firm in the country with such technology that runs from collection, transportation, and segregation to disposal with zero waste residues as per the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) 2015 strategy.

"The current waste management solutions focus on dumpsites, open burning and incineration of hazardous and medical waste. Such do not result to zero waste and have adverse impact to the environment and society," said Pescheux. "The partnership will leverage on Geocycle's worldwide presence to implement innovative technologies, adapt best practices and use international approaches to provide waste management solutions in Kenya."

Apart from the hazardous medical waste, Geocycle will also be recycling used tyres, and other solid wastes.

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