To date, Kwikbuild Cement
has planted over 1200 trees with the potential of sequestering over 486 tons of carbon dioxide. We endeavour to carry on planting trees, and improving our foot print.
The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second-best time is now – Chinese Proverb
TREE PLANTING INITIATIVE
Cement is one of the highest CO2 emitters in the world. We are already lessening that footprint with the use of various extenders, but the impact is still high especially taking into account the transport with the logistics.
We decided that planting large and sustainable indigenous trees was a good way to start. Trees are often overlooked when expanding cities uproot them, for the sake of new developments. Replacing and planting additional trees at our client’s sites further assist our carbon off-setting goals, and commitment to give back to our environment.
Kwikbuild Cement entered into a partnership with Willow Feather Farm and NPO Save our Planet – Plant a Tree, whereby every 10 000 bags of product sold, we will purchase and plant 1 tree in the areas where our product is being used, as well as in previously disadvantaged areas.
www.willowfeather.co.za | Brian Geyer: 073 265 9342
www.saveourplanet.org.za | Jonathan Richmond: 072 219 4831
The manufacture of normal cement (CEM I of EN 197) results in the emission of 985 kg of Co2/t of cement (British Cement Association, 2009): approximately 50% from de-carbonation of the limestone raw material (process emissions), 40% from fossil fuel consumption and 10% from generating the electricity used in the process.
GGBS manufacture typically releases 35 kg of Co2/t of GGBS: less than 4% of the carbon footprint of normal cement. The consumption of FA is equally eco-friendly due to it being a waste product produced through the combustion of pulverized coal in modern power stations.
Cement is one of the highest CO2 emitters in the world. We are already lessening that footprint with the use of various extenders but the impact is still high especially taking into account the transport with the logistics. We decided that planting trees was a good way to start. Kwikbuild Cement entered into an arrangement with Willow Feather Farms whereby every 10 000 bags of product sold, we will purchase and plant 1 tree in the areas where our product is being used as well as in previously disadvantaged areas. To date, Kwikbuild Cement has planted over 1200 trees, and hope to continue doing so long into the future.
www.willowfeather.co.za |Brian Geyer: 073 265 9342
In March 2014, Kwikbuild Cement made a pledge on www.earthhour.org to reduce our eco footprint. As we were already contributing on the production side of things we decided to make an effort on our administration side. We pledged to reduce our paper consumption by 40%. A target we are pleased to announce we have met and even bettered. By being conscientious about what and how we print, we were able to just about half our paper consumption.
Kwikbuild Cement proudly recycles all of its office waste through a wonderful service provided by Open Sky Recycling. All of our paper, plastic & glass recyclables are separated each week and collected by Open Sky for recycling. As it’s impossible to not generate any waste, we are trying to do our bit to lesson our impact on the environment.
www.open-sky.co.za | Lido Graham | 083 459 9972