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Collaboration and circular economy building

09 December 2022, Published under Cement News

This week Vicat announced that it was collaborating in a new consortium of manufacturers called the 'Advancement of Excellence in Industry' to advance decarbonisation, the circular economy, the factory of the future and the digital transition. To this end, it will construct a regional campus in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes. A key insight behind the initiative is that building circular economies can only succeed through collaboration, therefore more partnerships will need to be formed to achieve n...

Heidelberg Materials acquires RWG Holding GmbH

25 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has acquired Germany-based RWG Holding GmbH, an integrated provider in the demolition and construction materials recycling sector and market leader in the greater Berlin area. According to Heidelberg Materials, the acquisition will strengthen its circular materials offering to meet the growing demand for sustainable building materials. The processing of concrete demolition waste will allow Heidelberg Materials to increasingly prioritise recycled aggregates over primar...

Green transition’s massive opportunities for cement

20 September 2022, Published under Cement News

With the green transition holding massive opportunities for the cement industry, FLSmidth discusses the evolving role of cement plants in society – from producing a key ingredient in building critical infrastructure to enabling a circular economy. By Anders Josefsen, FLSmidth, Denmark. While the circular economy will provide considerable opportunities for the cement industry, it will require financial investment and regulatory changes to put it on the road to a green transition ...

Holcim participates in coastal clean-up programme

08 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim and One Earth One Ocean have launched the Circular Explorer in Manila to be part of cleaning coastal areas in the Philippines. The first-of-its-kind 100 per cent solar powered catamaran, the Circular Explorer is designed to recover up to 4tpd of plastic waste to preserve vital marine ecosystems in a sustainable way.   In parallel, it is driving an education programme to empower students and local communities as changemakers to take action for people and the planet. Taking a s...

Cemex clears beach waste in Oaxaca to produce kiln fuel

06 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex ’s subsidiary Pro Ambiente participated in the clean-up of La Ventanilla beach, Oaxaca, aiming to reduce pollution on Mexico's coasts. The initiative also aims to ensure waste recycling and avoid generating emissions through the circular economy in this important ecotourism destination. Thanks to the support provided by local communities, the beach was selected to carry out the "United for the Mexican beaches" programme.     During June, beach clean-up activities were carried ou...

The growing need to recycle concrete safely and responsibly

24 June 2022, Published under Cement News

This week Holcim announced that it has successfully created the first clinker made entirely of recycled minerals and concrete. The circular economy can be truly closed in a circle if concrete can be reused to make clinker and in turn cement. Holcim believes the process will improve decarbonisation of the industry and help to reach net-zero emissions. However, there are many arguments against the recycling concrete for new buildings and cement manufacture. Holcim's breakthrough research a...

HeidelbergCement supports circular city project

24 June 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement   is to be a partner for the 'Circular City - Building Material Registry for the City of Heidelberg' project, alongside Drees & Sommer SE and the materials platform Madaster.   Heidelberg is the first city in Europe to apply the principle of urban mining, in which construction and demolition waste is to be reused in new construction projects in the sense of circular economy.   “Full circular economy and sustainable construction are central elements of our clim...

Holcim launches world-first 100% recycled clinker

21 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has produced the world’s first clinker made entirely of recycled minerals at its plant in Altkirch, France. Making clinker from recycled material is a key breakthrough in driving circular construction. The recycled clinker is fully compliant with European standards and will be used to produce 100 per cent recycled cement. By mixing the 100 per cent recycled cement with recycled water, recycled rebar and other recycled components, 100 per cent recycled concrete is scheduled for deliv...

Kolos Cement launches 'Retourn to Plastik' campaign

23 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Kolos Cement in Mauritius  has launched its   'Retourn to Plastik' campaign in the presence of officers from the Ministry of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change. Kolos has launched the palletless system, a first in the Indian Ocean region in terms of packaging technology that will rethink its modes of operations and measure the impact of the company’s actions for sustainable change.   FLSmidth supported Kolos in the implementation and deployment of this innovat...

Holcim and Bloomberg launch 'Circular cities Barometer'

29 April 2022, Published under Cement News

As part of their partnership, Holcim and Bloomberg Media have launched the “ Circular Cities Barometer ” to understand how cities are leading the shift to circular living for a sustainable future.   Jan Jenisch, Holcim CEO: “Circular economy is a key element to stay within our planet's boundaries and get serious about climate action. With our world’s rapid urbanisation, cities are at the center of this shift from a linear ‘take-make-waste’ economy to a circular ‘reduce-reuse-recycle...