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Philippine government urges cement producers to use plastic waste

16 March 2022, Published under Cement News

To help reduce the country’s solid waste generation by at least 40 per cent Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has requested cement producers to explore ways to use plastic waste as a raw material, reports The Manila Times. "When all these cement plants will participate, we can dramatically reduce the volume of plastic waste which will be now regarded as raw materials of the cement plants in their current processing," said DENR-EMB Director William Cuñado, ci...

FLSmidth forms partnership in Vietnam for waste plastic co-processing

28 January 2022, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth will work with TONTOTON, a waste handling start-up company in Vietnam, to assist local cement producers in replacing fossil fuels with non-recyclable plastic waste.   Eight million tonnes of plastic end up in the world’s oceans every year. As the fourth-largest contributor to marine plastic pollution globally, Vietnam wants to buck this harmful trend, which is largely caused by an ineffective waste handling infrastructure. Sustainability start-up TONTOTON will be streamlining ...

The value of co-processing

21 May 2021, Published under Cement News

This week, the European cement association, Cembureau held an open webinar on 'A circular and carbon neutral Europe: The role of co-processing'. The webinar not only looked at how co-processing works and the use of different waste streams, but also considered key policy measures and co-processing's contribution to the wider Green Deal initiative. The Green Deal Peter Wessman, legal officer at the Directorate of Environment, European Commission (EC), argued that the central pillars of the ...

Cemex Ventures to recycle plastic to produce concrete and aggregates via Arqlite

01 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures is investing in US-based Arqlite SPC, a start-up that produces light recycled aggregates from plastic waste. The product benefits from a low CO 2 footprint and a greater durability for drainage, precast and lightweight concrete systems for non-structural use. Arqlite SPC began its research and development process in Argentina in 2016. It has developed an innovative technology that allows most of the plastic waste to be recycled instead of disposal at a landfill or polluting...

Republic Cement and Nestlé expand green cooperation

24 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Republic Cement and Nestlé Philippines will be expanding their Plastic Neutrality Initiative to further reduce plastic waste in the country as the cement producer will co-process soft plastic waste of Nestlé in its kilns. “Republic Cement is happy to be working with Nestlé in their push to becoming plastic-neutral. This partnership likewise allows us to do more as we promote the use of alternative fuel to further embed sustainability in our operations,” said Republic Cement President and CE...

NCB's 16th International Seminar to highlight key industry concerns

29 November 2019, Published under Cement News

India will be the centre of attention next week for the global cement industry, as the NCB hosts its 16th International Seminar in New Delhi between 3-6 December. There are many leading speakers at this event that will talk on key issues facing the Indian cement sector, such as: reducing the clinker factor with blended cements, waste fuels and raw materials, the circular economy, project engineering, process optimisation, advances in grinding and concrete performance. The Indian cement sect...

CMA receives award for reducing single-use plastic campaign

21 November 2019, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA) atteneded at an event organised by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India, on 19 November 2019, in New Delhi where an award was presented to Mahendra Singhi, President, CMA and Aparna Dutt Sharma, Secretary General, CMA, by the Ministry of Jal Shakti. In his Independence Day speech on 15 August 2019, the Prime Minister spoke of the need to reduce single use plastic in the country. Subsequently, the Ministry of Jal Sh...

CRDC launches EcoConcreto product

15 November 2019, Published under Cement News

  CRDC launch EcoConcreto product The Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC) launched its plastic-to-concrete invention 'EcoConcreto' at the Sustainable Brands Oceans Congress in Porto, Portugal. The CRDC process involves efficient upcycling of massive industrial quantities of plastic waste and enriching it into a synthetic construction aggregate that is lighter in weight and more durable than conventional concrete, claims CRDC. The CRDC product is a pre-condit...

Cementos Argos and Dinant Corp sign co-processing agreement

16 October 2019, Published under Cement News

To foster the sustainability of their production processes in Honduras, Cementos Argos and Dinant Corp have signed an agreement for the disposal of post-industrial waste generated in some of Dinant’s production processes, including the plastics used in vegetable cultivation in the company’s greenhouses and in packaging of food, oils and soaps. Cementos Argos, which has an environmental permit to co-process waste at its Piedras Azules cement plant in Comayagua, Honduras. The 12-month agreeme...

India's fuel shift to plastic waste is coming

11 October 2019, Published under Cement News

India is making a concerted effort to divert more inorganic waste to the cement manufacturing industry as a fuel. Last week, CemNet reported that the Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA) had expressed a commitment to tackle greater disposal of single-use plastics by the cement sector, which could see a reduction of 15-20 per cent of fossil fuel usage by the industry. Currently, waste fuel in India's cement plants only accounts for approximately 10 per cent of fuel consumption. Out of a t...