Economy · August 6, 2022

25 LGUs collaborate with Cemex for the co-treatment of waste

CEMEX Philippines has already partnered with 25 local government units (LGUs) in promoting waste co-treatment.

Cemex Philippines has taken steps to reduce its carbon. The photo shows his Apo cement plant in Cebu which also uses renewable energy. PHOTO CONTRIBUTIONS

“At Cemex Philippines, we offer reliable and efficient waste management solutions that allow companies and local governments to co-treat their solid waste with us, leaving a more positive impact on communities and the environment,” said the lawyer Christer Gaudiano, director of public relations at Cemex Philippines.

He presented the company’s co-processing technology at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Solid Waste Management Summit recently held at the Manila Hotel.

In line with the summit theme “Strengthening waste management for a healthier environment”, Gaudiano highlighted how the company is effectively managing solid waste and collaborating with LGUs and the private sector to promote sustainable waste management.

Get the latest news

delivered to your inbox

Sign up for the Manila Times daily newsletter

By registering with an email address, I declare that I have read and accept the Terms of Service and the Privacy Policy.

To date, Cemex Philippines has partnered with 25 LGUs in Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, Cebu and Negros Oriental for co-processing.

Gaudiano said the company’s co-processing technology is a proven sustainable solution for waste disposal recognized by the DENR. It involves the use of a cement kiln, a kiln operating at extremely high temperatures around 1,500 degrees centigrade which guarantees the complete decomposition of waste and toxic substances. The technology eliminates residual waste, ultimately reducing landfill space in the long run.

Tackling solid waste management is an integral part of the company’s “Future in Action”, a Cemex global initiative to tackle climate change. This strategy focuses on reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 35% by 2025 and by approximately 40% by 2030. The company’s ultimate goal is to become a net zero CO2 emissions company by 2050.

The company is committed to achieving carbon neutrality through relentless innovation and industry-leading research and development. It is experimenting with ways to increase the use of waste and residues as raw materials and alternative fuels in its operations with the use of new technologies.