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Helping sustainability

Other ways in which the £48m investment in the new kiln will help the environment

The landfill site at Padeswood will be closed and re-landscaped.

The new kiln will ensure the future of the works and the nearby quarry, keeping transport journeys down.

Padeswood is the only major cement producer in North Wales - without it, cement would have to be transported longer distances into the region.

Energy use – down




Cleaner and healthier
The new kiln and the environment

Dioxins and furans
Before and after new kiln
Down 89%

Sulphur Dioxide
Before and after new kiln
Down 90%

Metal emissions
Before and after new kiln
Down 63%

Dust particles
Before and after new kiln
Down 33%

Nitrogen Oxide
Before and after new kiln
Down 53%




The Best Way

Government and parliamentary reports have made clear that use in cement-making is one of the best ways of using waste tyres.

The very high temperatures in the kiln totally burn the materials while acid gases and metals are removed because of the high alkaline conditions in the kiln. Ash is absorbed into the clinker which then forms the basis of the finished cement.

What the government says

Padeswood helps solve landfill crisis

New processes used in the proposed new kiln at Padeswood would help the National Assembly solve a crisis over landfill sites.

It would also meet many of the criteria laid down in the Assembly’s sustainable development policies.

By burning used waste tyres, the new kiln would help address and avert a major problems whole tyres will be banned from landfill sites in 2003.

Tyre fitting companies in North-east Wales have warned of a major crisis and say that the new kiln would help their businesses and also help the environment.


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