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We use tens of thousands of tons of hazardous and solid waste as alternative fuels and industrial waste as an alternate raw material instead of mined materials at our facilities whenever possible. Between our Davenport and Hannibal plants, nearly 5 million MMBTU came from alternative fuels. That’s equivalent to saving enough coal to run more than half a million 100-watt light bulbs 24 hours a day for a year. 

In addition to our business, Continental Cement provides used recycling programs to the communities where we live and operate. Twice a year, we offer an oil and used paint (and paint-related materials) collection program. We also use yard waste in our emerging artificial soils project.  

And it’s our communities that help make us the industry environmental leaders we are today. In 2017, the Davenport Plant was renewed as a Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Conservation Certified Site. The plant has been WHC certified since 2008, thanks to volunteers and local first responders who have helped make this site more sustainable. 

Our Hannibal Plant became a Wildlife Habitat Council Silver Certified Site in 2017. At the plant, employees, as well as community members, are encouraged to visit and observe the wildlife taking place at this location. 

Recently, we partnered with Living Lands & Waters and adopted a mile of the Mississippi River near our St. Louis Terminal. In 2019, we completed a similar project near our new Memphis Terminal, and we’ll continue to expand this adoption program in areas where we operate for many years.

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