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Republic Cement works with landfill company to divert waste

19 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Pilotage, a sanitary landfill located in San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines, is adopting innovative segregation and diversion techniques to recover valuable materials, including recyclable plastics, metal and tin cans, glass bottles, and residual plastic waste, from the waste stream. This waste is then diverted to the appropriate recycling facilities or for co-processing at cement plants. In early April Pilotage resident Dan Miranda visited Republic Cement ’s Teresa plant to further und...

CEMEX extends VeryNile plastic waste initiative

01 March 2023, Published under Cement News

The CEMEX and VeryNile initiative have expanded the scope of the partnership to reach the CEMEX Egypt's hometown of Assiut. This comes after the success achieved by their partnership in cleaning the Nile River from plastic waste in Cairo and Giza governorates. The expansion process included contracting a group from the local fishing community from Assiut who collected four loaded trucks of plastic waste from the Nile during their first month. Following the waste hierarchy, CEMEX will us...

Tackling plastic waste management in Asia

23 January 2023, Published under Cement News

With 12bnt of plastic waste predicted in the environment by 2050, the OPTOCE Regional Forum, held on 27-28 October 2022, discussed tackling plastic waste management in China, India, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. By Dr Kåre Helge Karstensen, Palash Kumar Saha and Anneli Alatalo Paulsen, SINTEF, Norway. The two-day OPTOCE Regional Forum included more than 80 in-person attendees and 60 online participants The Norwegian funded project ‘Ocean Plastic Turned into an Opportunity in Ci...

Ambuja Cements and ACC commission second phase of Bubble Barrier project

04 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements and ACC Ltd ( Holcim Group ), through its in-house waste management arm, Geocycle, continues to remove plastic waste by commissioning its second phase of bubble barrier technology in Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) Lake located in Sunder Nagar, Himachal Pradesh, India.   Bubble Barrier is a smart and non-invasive technology that is used to remove plastic from the water bodies, reducing the problem of marine plastic pollution. The project will remove approximately...

Geocycle India to help reduce plastic waste leakage

19 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Geocycle India, the in-house waste management arm of LafargeHolcim’s Ambuja Cements and ACC, will implement its Bubble Barrier technology at the Mantola Canal in Uttar Pradesh, to tackle plastic waste leakage. "The Geocycle Bubble Barrier is an innovative concept based on existing technology which makes smart use of a combination of natural currents and a bubble curtain to channel plastic waste towards the banks of rivers and canals instead of it flowing directly into the Yamuna river, fr...

Republic Cement aims to double plastic co-processing by 2021

04 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Republic Cement’s resource recovery arm, ecoloop, plans to co-process a minimum of 10m plastic sachets or bags per day at its plant in the Philippines by the beginning of next year. "It's going to be double what we are currently doing, and it's just the beginning," said Angela Edralin-Valencia, ecoloop director.

San Miguel looks to increase plastic waste consumption

23 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Philippines-based San Miguel Corp (SMC) is reportedly buying more plastic wastes to fuel its cement plants. "It's a more environment-friendly and sustainable alternative to using traditional fuels," said Ramon Ang, president and COO of SMC, in a statement. The initiative comes after the company’s launch of a series of sustainability efforts, which include discontinuing its plastic bottled water business, building the country's first recycled plastics road and spending PHP1bn (US$20.64m...

Japanese cement producers help reduce plastic waste

27 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Japan's cement companies are investing to use more plastic waste as fuel to produce cement. Taiheiyo Cement plans to employ new technology for efficiently making coal from plastic and deploy dedicated equipment at nine works in Japan. Meanwhile, Sumitomo Osaka Cement is pouring CNY10bn (US$93.6m) into environmental efforts, including handling plastic waste, by FY22. Japan shipped 1.5Mta of plastic waste abroad until 2017, according to Ministry of Finance data. This fell to 1.01Mt i...

Asia’s plastic potential

09 March 2020, Published under Cement News

With the highest consumption of plastic in the world and representing two-thirds of global cement production, five Asian countries provide the opportunity to address the worldwide issue of non-recyclable plastic waste. By Dr Kåre Helge Karstensen, Palash Kumar Saha, Eirik Vigerust, Anneli Alatalo Paulsen, Dr Christian John Engelsen and Dr Mehdi Ahmadi, SINTEF, Norway. Collection of plastic in Binh Duong, Vietnam, January 2020 A total of 6.3bnt of plastic waste was created global...

Ocean plastic: an opportunity in the circular economy?

15 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Initiatives are under way to address the global issue of plastics litter in the oceans. Norway’s SINTEF highlights the use of co-processing in the Ocean Plastic Turned into an Opportunity in Circular Economy project. By Dr Kåre Helge Karstensen, Palash Kumar Saha, Eirik Vigerust, Anneli Alatalo Paulsen, Dr Christian John Engelsen and Dr Mehdi Ahmadi, Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF), Norway. Mining of plastic wastes at a dumpsite in Thailand. Image credit: Kå...