Bob Goldberg, Covanta's Vice President of Sales, leads the management and growth of client relationships, top-performing sales teams and sustainable solutions offerings.
A popular end-goal of making this shift is achieving Zero Waste-to-Landfill status where:
While pursuing zero waste-to-landfill is a noble goal in the journey of mitigating the negative environmental impacts of waste, it’s also a prudent one from an economic, and even social standpoint. However, the full scope of its benefits is difficult to capitalize on without the right help. It’s why having a sustainable waste management partner that complements your business and its goals is invaluable.
Whether it has to do with the dire state of the planet, the risks to global economies or the threats to brand image and valuation, you likely already know what’s at stake for irresponsible waste management—and that makes “getting it right” all the more important. An effective sustainable waste management partner can ensure your zero waste-to-landfill efforts are top-notch by driving environmental initiatives without sacrificing any important elements or needs of your business. In fact, they’ll identify key challenges early on, help set appropriate sustainability goals and deliver significant, measurable outcomes.
Traditional disposal methods, such as landfilling, can initially seem easier and more economical. In fact, at first glance, landfilling may appear to be one of the most inexpensive disposal methods per ton. However, a closer look reveals a number of hidden, short- and long-term liabilities and costs compared to modern alternatives. Still, even upon discovering this, some businesses fall behind in transitioning to sustainable solutions that will move them toward realizing zero waste-to-landfill status. Why? In practice, sustainable waste management is not a core business competency for most companies and the challenges they face as a result are more common than not, including:
Fortunately, overcoming such challenges are just another day’s work for capable sustainable waste management partners. So, what does “capable” look like? Typically, a capable solutions partner that can help your business achieve zero waste-to-landfill will bring four crucial proficiencies to the table:
Additionally, a reputable waste and materials management partner will be able to track a spectrum of key performance indicators and deliver results that save money, provide timely waste stream insights, simplify reporting and information sharing, conserve resources, and protect your brand.
Research and trends continue to show that responsible waste management is good for business and pursuing zero waste-to-landfill is one of the best ways of going about it. However, making the case for more sustainable waste management is far easier than executing it. Partnering with a capable provider is the best route for businesses that wish to capitalize on the rewards associated with zero waste-to-landfill, but don’t have the in-house means to fully realize them.
For more details on how partnering with the right sustainable waste solutions provider can make a world of difference for the environment, your brand image and your top- and bottom-lines, be sure to read our eBook.