Asia / Oceania
Holcim Indonesia manages waste carefully
Jun, 06 2012
(Indonesia) -- Cement producer PT Holcim Indonesia says it carefully manages the disposal of all its own solid and liquid waste from its cement plants in Narogong and Cilacap, Central Java.
“Plastic bottles and paper from our plants are collected and given to community waste collectors who make money by recycling. The remainder is co-processed via our waste management business unit, Geocycle, using our kilns,” Holcim said in a statement.
“We are also working formally with communities living around areas of operations to separate and process municipal waste; the organics are recycled into fertilizer, plastic bags and containers are washed and chipped, adding value, while material that cannot be recycled is co-processed,” the company said.
“This ability to co-process waste means we participate in the United Nations-run Clean Development Mechanism Project in which we receive carbon credits for playing our part in reducing global emissions,” it says.
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