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.