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

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

September 14, 2023
Cemex has inaugurated its new construction, demolition, and excavation waste recycling facility, located in Tel Aviv, Israel. To mark the commencement of operations at the facility, the site was visited by a group of senior representatives from the Cemex EMEA management team.

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 500,000 tonnes of building waste per year. This material will then be processed and used, where appropriate, in recycled building materials.
The main suppliers of material for this location are anticipated to be companies engaged in demolition of existing buildings and companies that transport construction waste, while customers for recycled materials in Israel include concrete companies, flooring contractors and infrastructure companies. The facility was acquired earlier this year as part of Cemex’s purchase of a 51% stake in Israel-based SHTANG Recycle LTD. 
Sergio Menéndez commented: “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, and 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; and 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.

For more information, visit: https://www.cemex.co.uk/

CEMEX R&D, Innovation and Business Development projects are part of the global R&D collaboration network, headed by CEMEX Research Centers, based in Switzerland.


Notes to Editors: 

Cemex announced its Climate Action strategy; ‘Future in Action – Committed to Net Zero CO2’ in February 2020, along with updated targets in November 2022 and as part of this, by 2030 it plans:
•    To be below 430kg of CO2 per ton of cementitious material, equivalent to a 47% reduction*.
•    To reduce the carbon content per cubic meter of concrete to 165kg, equivalent to a 35% reduction.
•    To reach 65% in clean electricity consumption by 2030.
•    To reduce Scope 3 transport emissions by 30% by 2030.
•    For Vertua lower-carbon to account for majority (50%+) of cement and concrete sales by 2025.
•    To manage up to 40M tons of circular materials per year by 2030.

* According to our 1990 baseline

About Cemex:
Cemex is a global construction materials company that is building a better future through sustainable products and solutions. Cemex is committed to achieving carbon neutrality through relentless innovation and industry-leading research and development. Cemex is at the forefront of the circular economy in the construction value chain and is pioneering ways to increase the use of waste and residues as alternative raw materials and fuels in its operations with the use of new technologies. 
Cemex offers cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and urbanisation solutions in growing markets around the world, powered by a multinational workforce focused on providing a superior customer experience, enabled by digital technologies.
For more information please visit: www.cemex.com