Holcim Costa Rica recycled 14 thousand tonnes of paper


As part of its efforts aimed at operating as a responsible company with the environment and with people, Holcim Costa Rica became the first subsidiary of Holcim in the world to obtain the Positive Packaging distinction, by recovering 14,000t of paper from various classes to co-process them as energy and compensate for the 1500t emitted in their packaging.

The recovery of the 14,000t of paper during 2021 was developed through the return of bags of post-consumer cement from Holcim Costa Rica clients and through the municipal waste management programme, led by the company's subsidiary, Geocycle. Between them, the milestone of recovering 600 times the amount of paper used in cement bags was achieved.