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Spain’s cement sector recovers 57Mt of waste in 15 years

26 November 2021, Published under Cement News

The Spanish cement industry has recovered 57Mt of waste from 88 sectors between 2004-19, reports the Fundación CEMA in collaboration with Institut Cerdà. This has prevented the release of 1Mt of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere and savings of EUR115m by not sending the waste to landfills. The report confirms that the optimisation of synergies has resulted in the cement sector becoming one of the largest recyclers of mineral waste in Spain and a leader in energy recovery. It has injected alm...

Argos recycles 180t of bags in 2021

23 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Through its Sacos Verdes (Green Bags) programme, Colombia-based cement producer Argos has recycled around 180t of cement packaging in 2021, the equivalent to stop cutting more than 1770 trees and saving more than 14,000m3 of water, or the daily supply of 83,000 people. Vehicles that supply materials to customers return to Argos with empty cement sacks in a reverse logistics system. After cleaning and processing, the empty cement and aggregates bags are used as raw materials in other indust...

Cemex UK recovers pallets for circular economy initiative

06 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK is extending its commitment to waste reduction and the circular economy with merchants by relaunching its nationwide pallet recovery service.     The Cemex pallet recovery scheme aims to reduce timber waste in the supply chain and make greater environmental efficiencies, as part of its 'Future in Action – Committed to Net Zero CO 2'  Climate Action Strategy.     Under the scheme, all re-usable wooden pallets are collected free of charge by ELM, Cemex's designated pallet colle...

Titan forms joint venture with Terna Energy

24 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group and Terna Energy, in a joint venture, will participate in the public tender process for the PPPs of the Mechanical & Biological Waste Treatment (MBT) plants in Attica and Central Macedonia. On 22 September the joint venture submitted letters of interest to participate in the first phase of the tender process for the MBTs of the Central Circular Economy Park in Attica and the Circular Economy Park of Piraeus, as well as the MBT of the western sector of Central Macedonia....

UAE’s cement sector is integral in building circular economies

01 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The second UAE Circular Economy Council meeting reviewed progress in implementing the country’s 2021-31 Circular Economy Policy and underlined the growing role of the cement sector in achieving its goals.  Mohammed Al Jawi, senior manager of environmental and waste management at Emirates Global Aluminium, stressed that the company’s policy of zero processed waste being sent to landfill had been made possible by the cement sector. He outlined that the approach to reducing generated spent p...

Leading the circular economy

12 July 2021, Published under Cement News

In a world where carbon neutrality has become a political imperative and resources are finite, there is no doubt that developing circular approaches will be essential to decarbonise industries. For the European cement sector, the ability to phase out fossil fuels through the use of waste and the 100 per cent recyclability of concrete, offer key advantages to build upon. By CEMBUREAU, Belgium. In addition to providing sound solutions for waste streams and strengthening the circular ...

Heracles Group obtains EDP accreditation

04 June 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim-owned Heracles Group has become the first cement company in Greece to obtain Environmental Product Declarations (EDPs) for all cement types produced in its plants in Volos and Milaki, Evia. Through the EDPs for all cement products (bagged and bulk), covering both the domestic and international markets, Heracles Group brings innovation, climate-neutrality and implementation of circular economy principles to natural resources to the construction market. Being fully consistent ...

Argos recycles 7m cement bags

09 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Since the start of its Sacos Verdes (Green Bags) initiative in 2013, Colombia’s Argos, has recycled 7m bags. This year alone, 15,910 bags were recycled. The company’s customers have returned more than 1000t of paper, representing the saving of more than 10,000 trees and 80,200m3 of water – sufficient to supply 472,000 people in one day. Due to the initiative, the company has employed more than 16,723 people in solid waste, bag management and cleaning, reports the company.

Cemex makes key EMEAA investments at the start of 2021

23 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has started 2021 by investing for growth and its climate action strategy in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEAA). It has made seven bolt-on investments that are aligned to its key priorities of climate action, sustainable construction and EBITDA growth, representing advances in fossil fuel reduction, lower-CO 2 products, circular economy, recycling and products that demonstrate life cycle CO 2 and energy consumption advantages for buildings. The investments include a new, low...

Lafarge Canada, Geocycle Canada and Rio Tinto partner for circular economy project

19 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada, Geocycle Canada and Rio Tinto, North America’s only primary aluminium producer, are working together to reuse waste from the aluminium smelting process to make cement. The circular economy project aims to reduce the need to extract new raw materials and create more value from waste. Geocycle Canada, part of Lafarge Canada, and Rio Tinto have developed a new product, Alextra, made from spent pot liners that would otherwise be sent to landfill. Alextra is the result of years ...