25 LGUs partner with Cemex for co-processing wastes
EIREENE JAIREE GOMEZ
The Manila Times
CEMEX Philippines has already partnered with 25 local government units (LGUs) in promoting the co-processing of wastes. “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,” said lawyer Christer Gaudiano, public affairs director at Cemex Philippines. He presented the company’s co-processing technology during the Solid Waste Management Summit of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently held at the Manila Hotel. In line with the summit’s theme “Strengthening Waste Management for a Healthier Environment,” Gaudiano highlighted how the company has been managing solid wastes effectively, and collaborating with LGUs and the private sector to promote sustainable waste management. To date, Cemex Philippines has established partnerships with 25 LGUs in Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, Cebu and Negros Oriental for co-processing. Gaudiano said the company’s coprocessing technology is 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. 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 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 35 percent by 2025 and around 40 percent by 2030. The company’s ultimate goal is to become a net-zero CO2 company by 2050. The company is committed to achieving carbon neutrality through relentless innovation and industry-leading research and development. It 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.