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Lafarge joins war to protect ecosystem


LINDA SOKO TEMBO writes

LAFARGE Zambia Plc has come up with an innovative way of managing waste so that the ecosystem is not polluted, says its geocycle manager Chabala Chanda.

Mr Chanda said there was need for proper waste management system to manage hazardous waste, which could be a danger to humans and animal species.  

He said Lafarge had come up with a good waste management system which was able to protect the ecosystems as well as human beings.

He was speaking during a media tour at Lafarge where he said Lafarge Holcim’s waste management business used co-processing as a safe and sustainable solution that could help manage their stakeholders ‘wastes and meet their environmental goals.

Mr Chanda said last year Lafarge C group of companies were able to manage about 52 million tonnes of waste worldwide by making sure that there was no waste carelessly dumped and affect the ecosystem.

He explained that co-processing meant they used waste materials that were processed together with raw materials to produce cement.

 “In co-processing there is complete destruction of qualified waste streams leaving no residues to be disposed of,

 “Geocycle is contributing to protect water sources it is used to protect the health of the citizens because these chemical once they get in contact with human beings they may be hazardous,” he said.

Mr Chanda said that using the Geocycle system, offered a solution to human health as well as the environment,

He said for those companies that felt they had materials that were difficult to manage they could get in touch with Lafarge and given disposal solutions.

Mr Chanda said there was need to dispose of waste in a proper manner to avoid its negative impact on environment and people.

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