Cemex to recycle half a million tonnes of construction & demolition waste in Israel

Cemex has inaugurated its new construction, demolition, and excavation waste recycling facility in Tel Aviv, Israel. To mark the facility's operational start, the site was visited by a group of senior representatives from the Cemex EMEA management team.
Quarry Products / September 15, 2023
By Guy Woodford
Cemex's new construction, demolition, and excavation waste recycling facility in Tel Aviv. Pic: Cemex

This site will play an important role in the growth of Cemex's circularity efforts under the banner of its new Regenera business. It will eventually receive up to 500,000 tonnes of building waste per year. Where appropriate, this material will then be processed and used in recycled building materials.

The main material suppliers for this location are anticipated to be companies engaged in demolishing existing buildings and companies that transport construction waste. For recycled materials in Israel, concrete companies, flooring contractors and infrastructure companies are customers. The facility was acquired earlier this year as part of Cemex's purchase of a 51% stake in Israel-based SHTANG Recycle LTD.

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A Cemex EMEA management team group visiting the new facility in Tel Aviv. Pic: Cemex

Sergio Menéndez, president of Cemex Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia (EMEA), said: "This new facility in Tel Aviv marks a significant milestone in Cemex's commitment to circularity, which is of such importance to our global ambition of reaching net zero by 2050. We are proud to play a vital role in the growth of our Regenera business, turning building waste into recycled materials for a more sustainable future. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting our Israeli operation and opening the plant and was inspired by the passion of my local colleagues for innovation and collaboration in pursuit of a better future."

Regenera provides sustainable solutions for three major waste streams: municipal and industrial waste, construction, demolition, excavation waste (CDEW), and industrial byproducts. Regenera is present in all of Cemex's regions of operation: Mexico, the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, South-Central America and the Caribbean. It forms an important aspect of Cemex's strategy to achieve sustainable excellence through climate action, circularity, and natural resource management, with the primary objective of becoming a net-zero CO2 company by 2050.

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