Egypt’s Minister of Environment, Dr. Yasmine Fouad: “Thanks to the track record of successes accomplished by Geocycle Lafarge Egypt in waste incineration which is paving the way for further environmental collaborations in the years to come.”
GM of Lafarge Geocycle, Niels Ledinek: “In full-fledged furnaces, Geocycle Lafarge Egypt has successfully burnt hazardous pesticides in 6 hours over 6 days, paying due respect to global HSE standards.”
Geocycle Lafarge Egypt- the leading provider of waste management solutions and member of LafargeHolcim Group, subsidiary Lafarge Egypt- has joined forces with the Egyptian Ministry of Environment to safely dispose 34.9 Tons of expired pesticides dumped at Alexandria, Safaga & Adabiya ports through its project “Sustainable Persistent Organic Pollutant Management Project” or (POPs).
In this regard, Egypt’s Minister of Environment, Dr. Yasmine Fouad, stated: “The Ministry has meticulously set a strategic plan to safely & swiftly dispose hazardous waste abandoned at Egyptian Ports, strictly complying to the world’s strictest ecological standards. Accordingly, we’ve partnered with Lafarge Egypt’s Geocycle for its long-witnessed achievements in optimizing waste management, ensuring the health and wellbeing of Egyptian citizens.” Fouad added: “Thanks to the track record of successes accomplished by Geocycle Lafarge Egypt in waste incineration is paving the way for further environmental collaborations in the years to come.”
GM of Lafarge Geocycle, Niels Ledinek, highlighted the precautionary measures taken by the company to proficiently carry out waste-burning operations. He elaborated: “In full-fledged furnaces, Lafarge Egypt’s Geocycle has successfully burnt hazardous pesticides in 6 hours over 6 days, paying due respect to the global HSE standards. Our seasoned participants have been properly armed with personal protective equipment, especially tailored to endure such challenging operations. Lafarge Egypt’s firefighters as well have been constantly ready and on standby, abiding by the company’s biosafety regulations.”
Geocycle Lafarge Egypt’s waste management operations have been closely witnessed and the supervision of the POPs Project Manager, Eng. Ahmed Abdelhamid, along with civil defense officials and representatives from the Ministry of Environment and the Suez Governorate. The gathering has proudly praised Geocycle Lafarge Egypt’s prominent waste-management practices, unceasingly emerging over almost a decade now. Geocycle Lafarge Egypt has expertly handled the entire disposal phases; from collecting and dumping pesticides to transporting them to furnaces, inaugurating waste-burning operations.
About Geocycle Egypt
Geocycle Egypt is a member of LafargeHolcim, the global building materials and solutions Company. Geocycle started operating in Egypt in 2011, under the brand name “Ecocem” with the objective of feeding Lafarge cement plant with Refused-derived Fuel (RDF) as an alternative to fossil fuel to respond to disruptions of the local energy sector. Coming in line with Egyptian ecological regulations, Geocycle meticulously chose RDF waste management solutions for their economically saving and environmentally friendly nature. Geocycle has three platforms for wastes’ treatment in Al Qalyubia, Suez, and Al Sharqeya. This is in addition to the platform established in Al Ain El Sokhna following the most updated technologies in this field.
About Lafarge Egypt
Lafarge Egypt’s operations inaugurated at Ain Al-Sokhna with one of the largest cement plants in the MENA region, distinguished with a total plant capacity of 10.2 MT and 5 state-of-the-art production lines. Powered by more than 1500 employees, and through its established business in cement, concrete and bags manufacturing, Lafarge Egypt is committed to providing sustainable building materials to meet the needs of its customers, whether it be individual home builders, large construction companies, architects or local artisans.