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HELPING SUBARU GO ZERO LANDFILL

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One significant first for SIA was to earn the title of the first automotive assembly plant in the U.S. to  achieve zero landfill status, with some assistance from Covanta, a world‐leading provider of renewable waste and energy solutions.

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PHARMACEUTICALS

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Covanta Environmental Services routinely works with companies that have sensitive waste streams requiring assured destruction.

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ZERO WASTE TO LANDFILL

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Russ Delozier, Director of Sustainability, J+J Flooring Group, and his team researched possible solutions and partners to get J+J to landfill‐free. Any waste at J+J’s Dalton, Ga., campus that cannot be recycled, reused or repurposed gets sent to Covanta.

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SUNNY DELIGHT

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“Sunny Delight’s Chief Sustainability Officer set a goal for us to be 100 percent landfill free and 95 percent recycled within a very short timeframe,” says David Nelson, Operations Leader at the plant in Sherman, Texas where 56 full-time employees produce the company’s products. “We’re now within one or two percent of our recycle-reuse target and with the help of Covanta, we’ve achieved our landfill-free goal.”

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AMERICAN AIRLINES WHEEL AND BRAKE CENTER

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The wastewater from American Airlines Wheel and Brake Center is processed through our Liquid Direct Injection process which pumps the waste water through atomizing nozzles directly into the combustion chambers where the contaminants are destroyed and the water is vaporized, thus avoiding landfills and eliminating potential landfill leachate impacts.

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LANCASTER COUNTY SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

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The growing demand for proper recycling of electronic waste, or “e‐waste”, led LCSWMA to pursue a vendor partnership to ensure these materials are recycled and/or properly disposed of in a way that protects the environment.

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MATERIALS MANAGEMENT

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With the help of Covanta, as well as additional partners, the waste stream that leaves the Diamond Packaging facility eventually returns to it in the form of raw materials.

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White Papers

ZERO WASTE-TO-LANDFILL VERIFICATION

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What is Zero Waste-to-Landfill?
At its core, zero waste-to-landfill is exactly what it sounds like: diverting all wastes from landfill disposal.

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WASTE AND CLIMATE: REDUCING YOUR FOOTPRINT

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When it comes to addressing climate change, we normally think of carbon pollution from power plants, cars, and heating our homes and businesses. However, how we manage materials and waste has a big impact on the climate.

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IS ENERGY-FROM-WASTE WORSE THAN COAL?

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The reality is that Energy-from-Waste facilities are not only cleaner than coal, but represent an important tool in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) and other emissions from landfills and serve as an important source of carbon mitigation in the process.

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