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Brazil bans 50kg bags for domestic use

21 June 2018, Published under Cement News

The Brazilian cement sector has been given a decade to phase out 50kg bags of cement and replace them with 25kg sacks following an agreement between the country’s cement producers and the government. The step is to protect the health of workers that deliver the bags to work sites and according to the Department of Work “has the aim to bring the Brazilian industry in line with constitutional and international references to protect the health of the worker”. Some 33 companies in the sector,...

Indonesian cement plants to burn medical waste

21 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Indonesia’s Environment and Forestry Ministry has asked four cement plants to burn untreated medical waste. In early April the ministry requested PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa, PT Holcim Indonesia, PT Semen Padang and PT Cemindo Gemilang to burn the waste within six months. The step follows the closure of two of the country’s six medical waste companies last year as a result of legal sanctions for overcapacity issues. The closure has left medical waste from 3069 health facilities unmanage...

CIMAF Ghana invests in managing environmental impact

11 June 2018, Published under Cement News

CIMAF Ghana Ltd has allocated 15 per cent (US$9.9m) of its US$66m investment in the country to manage the environmental impact of its production facilities, according to Ghana Web. The company's 1.1Mta plant near the port of Tema was fitted with bag filters to control dust emissions and a gas analyser was installed to monitor the exhaust gas from the stacks, according to Mr Mohammed Bennis, country general manager, CIMAF. "This huge plant does not emit dust into the environment. We hav...

Nepal's Ministry of Industry identifies sites for clinker storage

11 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies has begun work to acquire land to improve transportation of imported clinker from India. Rabi Shankar Sainju, spokesperson for the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, said the ministry had identified land plots in three locations near Birgunj Inland Container Depot (ICD) to manage the dust emissions of the cargo. The government plans to construct storage facilities around the ICD in Birgunj to unload clinker and fly ash. Cur...

Nepal's Ministry of Industry identifies sites for clinker storage

11 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies has begun work to acquire land to improve transportation of imported clinker from India. Rabi Shankar Sainju, spokesperson for the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, said the ministry had identified land plots in three locations near Birgunj Inland Container Depot (ICD) to manage the dust emissions of the cargo. The government plans to construct storage facilities around the ICD in Birgunj to unload clinker and fly ash. Cur...

Cementos BSA signs renewable energy contract with Engie

08 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Chilean cement producer Cementos BSA has signed an agreement with energy firm Engie Energía Chile, which will supply 35GWh per year of renewable energy, according to business newspaper Estrategia. With the contract Cementos BSA becomes the first company in Chile to source its energy from solar and hydropower sources and achieve the international I-REC certification, which confirms efforts made by industry to reduce its carbon footprint. "For Cementos BSA, having the most modern cement p...

Hanson surpasses 2020 sustainability targets

07 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK's latest sustainability report announces that the company has passed its 2020 targets for reducing both mains water use and waste to landfill while CO 2 emissions per tonne of product have fallen by 7.2 per cent to reach the lowest level for five years. The number of lost time injuries remained static at 21, but the frequency rate was down on the prior year and there was a three-month unbroken spell without a lost time injury. A major development during the year was the launc...

Clinker transport causes pollution in Fiji

05 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Pacific Cement Ltd (PCL) has been accused of clinker dust pollution by local residents in the settlement of Kalekana, in Fiji. Clinker is transported daily by truck to its factory and conditions are becoming intolerable for local residents outside Lami. General manager of Pacific Cement Ltd, Sowani Tuidrola confirmed the clinker belonged to PCL, but the transportation of the product was the responsibility of Williams & Gosling Ltd, which itself is contracted by MY Transport Co Ltd. Aiyub...

WCA announces panel to discuss climate action in Paris

25 May 2018, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) announced today the participants for its high-level, international expert panel at the WCA Global Climate Change Forum (GCCF) which will take place in Paris on 27 and 28 June 2018.   The event will bring together CEOs and leaders of the association’s member companies, as well as external analysts, to address the environmental challenges the cement industry faces and build momentum for joint action. Experts from the International Energy Agency, the CDP (fo...

WCA announces panel to discuss climate action in Paris

25 May 2018, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) announced today the participants for its high-level, international expert panel at the WCA Global Climate Change Forum (GCCF) which will take place in Paris on 27 and 28 June 2018.   The event will bring together CEOs and leaders of the association’s member companies, as well as external analysts, to address the environmental challenges the cement industry faces and build momentum for joint action. Experts from the International Energy Agency, the CDP (fo...