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Concrete blocks from recycled plastic gains cement producers' attention

14 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Center for Regenerative Design & Collaboration (CRDC) in Costa Rica has started making construction blocks from a combination of recycled plastic and limestone. The Ecoblock is made from shredded waste that has been shredded after being collected from local rivers in Costa Rica. The finished product is a resin-limestone hybrid which are 2.5.-5 per cent plastic waste and 7-16 per cent waste plastic by volume. The CRDC can produce four million blocks per month which can be used in low-c...

Holcim to help Philippines with plastic waste

08 October 2018, Published under Cement News

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 ...

Dalmia Cement looks to replace coal with plastics

03 October 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s Dalmia Cement has met with Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board to discuss how it can use the state’s waste in the cement production process, after the Union Government has directed all cement companies to reduce coal consumption, according to the Shillong Times. “They are requesting if we can get them the waste, especially plastic, wood chips and rubber crumbs and the calorific value of the plastic is very high, around 8000 and it helps in the heating process of cement,” said W...

Gujarat leads the way in plastic co-processing

12 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Gujarat cement plants substituted coal with 350,000t of plastic waste in 2017-18, the highest volume across all Indian states. "We facilitated management of 120,000t of plastic waste in 2017 as alternate fuel in our 14 plants across India, more than half of which was in Gujarat plants alone," according to Ulhas Parlikar, director, Geocycle India. India’s Central Pollution Control Board has authorised 54 plants to use plastic for co-processing, with 15 plants currently doing so, according ...

N+P's new Teeside Subcoal® plant will come on-stream in 3Q18

23 January 2018, Published under Cement News

N+P is investing in a new Subcoal ® facility, which is being constructed in Teesside, UK. Once erected, this will be one of the most modern alternative fuel producing facilities in the world, according to the company. The input capacity of this new facility will be between 200-250,000tpa and will mainly consist of RDF streams with a high calorific value (CV). The output capacity is around 180-220,000t of high-quality alternative fuels, designated for both the domestic as well as the ...

Cembureau highlights role of cement industry in EU plastic waste disposal

17 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Following the European Commission's initiative to develop a dedicated plastics strategy in a circular economy, published on 16 January, the European cement association, Cembureau, has highlighted the part played by the cement industry in reducing plastic waste. Apart from the importance of the need for a ban on landfill of recoverable and recyclable waste, the organisation urges policymakers to strongly focus on the recognition that cement plants can treat different waste streams such as ...

Jammu & Kashmir government plans co-processing of plastic waste

01 December 2017, Published under Cement News

In India, the Jammu and Kashmir government is considering the use of polythene and plastic material waste, which accounts for around 20 per cent of waste collection, to fire cement and brick kilns, in line with the National Green Tribunal’s guidelines to the 2016 solid waste management rules. The move was discussed in a meeting led by Pradeep Singh, advisor to the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. Going forward, the initiative will look at implementation strategies that take into accoun...