Alternative fuels are first sent to the cement factory in Popovac near Paracin, a member of the CRH Group
since 2015. Co-processing at cement furnaces at high temperatures, of over 1,370 degrees Celsius, enables a total thermal destruction of the waste. This saves on fossil fuels, the mineral content is integrated into cement and no additional waste is produced. During the co-processing at cement furnaces, the fine limestone powder retains the heavy metals, which are not released into the atmosphere, but fully incorporated into the product in a safe way, thereby reducing the intensity of the emission of CO2 and gases which lead to the greenhouse effect.
More than a half of the waste that utility companies most frequently put into landfills can be reused. That is why Sapphire Serbia cooperates closely with municipalities in preparing smart solutions for waste issues. The company takes waste which can't be recycled from sorting lines from municipalities and then sorts the municipal waste, waste from households, textile and other forms of waste.
Sapphire is a reliable partner to companies which help preserve the environment through responsible waste management and have good corporate reputation. Fractions of sorted industrial waste are treated at Sapphire's platform in Popovac. Waste similar to municipal waste, mixed industrial plastic and other solid wastes are treated efficiently. As a member of CRH Serbia, it also offers a responsible solution for wastes originating in various production processes, such as floating ash, slag, scale etc.