Covanta SEMASS recently teamed up with Mystic Aquarium and our SECONN, Haverhill, and Bristol facilities to create an interactive exhibit showcasing how discarded marine debris can be turned into clean energy. This exhibit, entitled “Covanta Cove,” includes a water feature depicting a local pond, a diorama reflective of a local CT neighborhood, a scale-model of a typical Energy-from-Waste facility, and two giant, mobile claws. Visitors can maneuver the cranes to collect debris from the cove’s pond, and then deposit the “waste” into receptacles for processing at the facility. It’s a great way for people to experience the EfW process first hand.
Ton of Thanks
Covanta SEMASS honored the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension’s (CCCE) Hazardous Materials Program with its “Ton of Thanks” award for its exceptional leadership in mercury education and awareness. This award is part of Covanta’s celebration of removing over one ton of mercury from the waste stream through events and public awareness. With the help of CCCE, Covanta SEMASS has collected over 1,800 pounds of mercury thermostats and other items since 2004.