Business Association Cement Industry of Serbia (CIS), as well as a platinum sponsor of the ISWA Congress, the world's largest congress that deals with solid waste management, held in Novi Sad from 19 to 21 September, presented the important role of co-processing in cement kilns in developing modern waste management in Serbia.
Koen Coppenholle, Chief executive of the European Cement Association (CEMBUREAU) presented examples of good practice from EU countries that cement industry recycles materials can contribute to achieving national recycling targets, as well as the achievements of co-processing in the EU28 in 2014, while Juraj Ciz, representative of Ecorec and George Tagarinski, manager for development in Green Energy Alternative Assets, transferred practical experiences from Slovakia and Bulgaria, stressed the importance of co-processing and its role in a circular economy.
The use of alternative fuels and raw materials in cement plants brings multiple benefits to cement plants and local communities. Besides saving of natural resources, use of alternative fuel reduces the investment in new waste management facilities, solves the problems of lack of space for waste disposal, and offers the ability to create new jobs.
Statement of the director of the Serbian cement industry association you can see here.