Environmentally-conscious company…and industry
Green America Recycling is an established leader in environmental stewardship. Along with our parent company, Continental Cement, we are committed to manufacturing cement in a sustainable way. In fact, Continental Cement is one of only 12 cement manufacturers permitted to handle federally-regulated hazardous waste materials as a fuel source, and one of only two cement manufacturers permitted to handle federally-regulated solid hazardous waste materials.
The cement industry continues to explore new ways of producing cement in an environmentally responsible way. Since 1975, the U.S. cement industry has reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by 33 percent and reduced its energy consumption by as much as 37 percent. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, cement production accounts for only 0.33 percent of total energy consumption, compared to 6.5 percent for petroleum refining, 1.8 percent for steel production and 0.5 percent for wood processing.