Cement, Waste, and Carbon Markets

Europe - Incineration and cement kilns -

The cement industry is a major contributor to climate change. The production of cement, the second most consumed product in the world after water, is one of the most energy-intensive industrial processes. This report presents the false solutions of the cement industry in the fight against climate change with a special focus on Spain, where civil society is taking the lead in the reporting of cement plants’ wrongdoing. The Coordinadora Anti-incineración de Residuos en Cementeras, a network of local groups that are fighting waste incineration in cement kilns,
has collected first-hand information of the many affected communities are paying the cement traps with their health and future of their economies.

waste-to-energy incinerators exposed