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Sustainability

Covanta is committed to helping communities and organizations solve their sustainability challenges through forward-thinking solutions that divert waste from landfills, and use it to generate renewable energy. 

In all that we do, we strive to ensure that our services, facilities and activities are managed in an environmentally-responsible way that is good for our business, our society and our planet.


 

Energy-from-Waste

Energy-from-Waste (or waste-to-energy) facilities provide a safe, technologically advanced means of waste disposal that reduces greenhouse gases, generates clean energy and recycles metal. 

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Environmental Overview - Wisely Managing Resources and Environmental Impacts

Energy-from-Waste (EfW) is the most responsible alternative to landfill disposal.  It reduces the volume of waste to be disposed by 90 percent and generates valuable renewable energy, resulting in a net reduction of greenhouse gas emissions when compared to conventional landfill practices. Annually, Covanta's operations offset approximately 20 million tons of greenhouse gases. 

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Sustainability Report

Covanta regularly reports on our progress in sustainability through reports prepared in accordance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines. Our latest report details specific progress in Covanta’s sustainability focus areas, which include: Environmental Performance, Resource Management, Community Relations and Workforce Engagement.

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