Cemex to recycle half a million tonnes of waste in Israel

By Mike Hayes19 September 2023

Global building materials supplier Cemex has announced the opening of a construction, demolition, and excavation waste recycling facility in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Cemex's new recycling facility in Israel Cemex's new recycling facility in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photo: Cemex

The company said the new facility demonstrates its commitment to circularity and sustainability under the banner of its innovative Regenera business.

The facility, acquired earlier this year as part of Cemex’s purchase of a 51% stake in Israel-based Shtang Recycle, will receive up to 500,000 tonnes of building waste annually.

The waste material will undergo advanced processing techniques, to be largely repurposed as recycled building materials.

The primary suppliers for the Tel Aviv facility are expected to be companies involved in the demolition of existing structures and those specialising in the transportation of construction waste.

Customers for the recycled materials in Israel include concrete companies, flooring contractors and infrastructure firms.

Advancing net zero ambitions

Cemex’s Sergio Menéndez, 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 emissions 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.”

Regenera is active across all of Cemex’s operational regions, including Mexico, the US, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, South-Central America and the Caribbean. It forms a crucial component of Cemex’s broader 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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