Holcim to help Philippines with plastic waste

Holcim to help Philippines with plastic waste
08 October 2018

Holcim Philippinese is planning to increase its consumption of residual plastic wastes as alternative fuel in cement production to help the Philippine government in its waste management drive.

"Holcim Philippines is a committed partner in the country's development and we are contributing more beyond building materials," said John Stull, president and CEO of Holcim Philippines.
The Philippines, China, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam account for more than 50 per cent of plastic wastes that end up in bodies of water worldwide, according to the United Nations Environment Programme.

Since the creation of Holcim's waste management unit Geocycle in 2010, Holcim Philippines has co-processed over 25,000t of plastic wastes from different industrial partners and local governments.
“Our Geocycle business is a clear example as it helps alleviate the country's waste-management challenges, which is expected to grow along with the economy,” Mr Stull said.

"Geocycle is stepping up engagement with the private sector and studying possible collaboration with a number of local governments on providing its coprocessing services," he added.
Holcim's waste-management arm is looking to have pilot projects with a number of localities in 2019 to show the advantages of its waste-management service over current alternatives such as landfilling.

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