Ayala logistics unit partners with Cemex for waste management

Iris Gonzales - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Ayala Corp.’s logistics arm AC Logistics, through its wholly owned subsidiary Waste and Resources Management Inc. (WARM), has partnered with cement manufacturer Cemex Philippines to develop, construct, operate and maintain waste management facilities and solutions around the country.

AC Logistics president and CEO Rene Almendras said the company’s partnership with the world’s leading vertically integrated heavy building materials company would move them toward their goal of diverting 100 percent of clients’ waste away from landfills.

“Our team is looking forward to working with Cemex in creating effective and innovative solutions to address the country’s waste problems,” Almendras said.

The partnership is part of efforts to help address the growing challenge of managing solid waste in the country.

The Philippines is estimated to generate around 40,000 tons of solid waste daily, and this is projected to increase to approximately 105,000 tons by 2025, AC Logistics said.

The partnership between Cemex and WARM aims to provide proactive and sustainable solutions to the growing problem by exploring opportunities aligned with the principles of Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, which empowers institutional mechanisms for solid waste management and resource conservation.

“As industry leaders, this collaboration with WARM is a significant milestone in our mutual goal towards carbon neutrality and reducing CO2 footprints across our operations. Our partnership exemplifies a shared vision for a greener future for the country,” said Luis Franco, president and CEO of Cemex Philippines.

The partnership will also improve WARM’s existing waste management facilities that feature various waste processing techniques such as shredding, production of refuse-derived fuel (RDF), and materials recovery mechanisms that maximize the value of wastes throughout the operations.

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