Building a cleaner future

Known as a building materials provider, Holcim Philippines, through its waste management unit, Geocycle, also provides waste management services to companies and local governments.

Building a cleaner future

The Philippines has a problem managing its waste, explained Alan Cuyno, technical manager of Geocycle Philippines.  

The National Solid Waste Commission estimates that residential, commercial, and industrial sectors produce 40,000 tons of wastes daily that government agencies are struggling to deal with.

Holcim is helping address this issue, said Tuyno. He said making cement requires lots of energy and raw materials.

But through Holcim’s co-processing technology, the company has been able to use waste as raw material and a source of energy.

Co-processing helps improve the company’s fuel costs, but more importantly, it enables it to conserve natural resources and contribute to managing wastes in a safe manner.

Moving forward, Tuyno said Holcim is looking to increase the types of materials it can use as substitute fuels in its facilities including sorted municipal wastes.

Holcim Philippines is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group.

Topics: Holcim Philippines , Geocycle , waste management unit , Alan Cuyno , National Solid Waste Commission
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