CEMEX showcases co-processing technology at DENR Solid Waste Management Summit
CEMEX Philippines presented its co-processing technology during the Solid Waste Management Summit of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-NCR) recently held at the Manila Hotel.
In line with the summit’s theme, “Strengthening Waste Management for a Healthier Environment,” Atty. Christer Gaudiano, ERM & Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Director at CEMEX Philippines, highlighted how the company has been managing solid wastes effectively and collaborating with local government units (LGUs) and the private sector to promote sustainable waste management.
“In CEMEX Philippines, we offer reliable and efficient waste management solutions that allow businesses and local governments to co-process their solid waste with us, leaving a more positive impact on communities and the environment,” Atty. Gaudiano said.
The co-processing technology of CEMEX demonstrates a proven sustainable waste disposal solution recognized by the DENR. It involves the use of a cement kiln, a furnace operating at extremely hot temperatures of around 1,500 degrees Celsius that guarantees the complete breakdown of waste and toxic substances. The technology eliminates residual waste, eventually reducing landfill space in the long-term.
At present, CEMEX has already established partnerships with 25 LGUs in Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, Cebu and Negros Oriental for co-processing.
Addressing solid waste management is an integral part of the company’s “Future in Action”, a CEMEX global initiative to address climate change. This strategy focuses on reducing CO2 emissions by 35% by 2025 and around 40% by 2030. CEMEX’s ultimate goal is to become a net-zero CO2 company by 2050.
CEMEX is a global construction materials company that is building a better future through sustainable products and solutions. CEMEX is committed to achieving carbon neutrality through relentless innovation and industry-leading research and development. CEMEX is at the forefront of the circular economy in the construction value chain, and is pioneering ways to increase the use of waste and residues as alternative raw materials and fuels in its operations with the use of new technologies. CEMEX offers cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and urbanization solutions in growing markets around the world, powered by a multinational workforce focused on providing a superior customer experience, enabled by digital technologies. For more information please visit: www.cemexholdingsphilippines.com.