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Waste-to-Energy vs. Landfill: Which Will Produce Less Greenhouse Gas?

After reducing, re-using and recycling waste, two options remain for what is left: Waste-to-Energy and landfill. The climate impact depends on what we choose. View this interactive animation to learn more.

Case Study

Brewer Science: Small Devices, Big Impacts

Today, everything from phones to televisions contain microelectronics—small electronic designs and components that can release heavy metals capable of contaminating soils and waterways when sent to landfills. See what Brewer Science, a global leader in microelectronics manufacturing, did to bolster their sustainability and ensure that never happens.

Article

Clearing the Air: Is Waste-to-Energy Cleaner than Coal?

Climate change is a global concern that has governments, industries and communities searching for ways to produce the energy the world needs while minimizing environmental impact. How does Waste-to-Energy fit in? How does it stack up against traditional power sources?

Blog

Covanta Blog

The latest updates and thought leadership from Covanta about Waste-to-Energy, sustainability, climate change, environmental justice and other timely issues.

Article

Waste and Climate: Reducing Your Environmental Footprint

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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Zero-Waste-to-Landfill: Why Verification Is Worth it

Zero waste-to-landfill is an achievable goal to divert 100% of the waste produced by companies and communities away from landfills. Third-party verification provides added credibility and assurance in the marketplace that you’re doing what you claim to be doing.

Case Study

Eliminating Pharmaceutical Risk

Pharmaceutical companies make products that don’t always make their way to the consumer. These products must be destroyed in a safe, compliant way to protect your business from the liabilities and the heavy costs that come with them. Find out how a major pharmaceutical company removed the risk from their waste.

Ebook

Sustainable Waste Disposal Delivers Top- and Bottom-Line Benefits

How organizations manage waste can affect the environment, as well as their own financial health. This has been true for a while. What’s different today is the growing urgency around climate protection that is upping pressure for environmental accountability in all business decisions. Now, more than ever, having the right waste partner can be the difference between success and failure.

Case Study

Subaru of America: A Drive to Zero Landfill

"Kaizen" is the Japanese term for continuous improvement—the philosophy of making small, progressive changes for the better. See how Subaru of America took that ideology to heart and teamed up with us to become sustainability leaders in the automotive manufacturing industry.

Case Study

SunnyD: Sustainability is Worth the Squeeze

Despite being only a mid-sized business, the beverage company known for its flagship SunnyD citrus punch has made huge strides in managing its waste. As a result, the organization has realized improved operations and significant savings, all while becoming a sustainability leader in the process—see what it was they did.

Case Study

American Airlines: Solving Liquid Waste

American Airlines is no stranger to the challenges of zero waste-to-landfill. After all, it's something they face regularly when readying their old plane wheels for recycling. See what measures they took to safely dispose of the waste their operations produce and earn themselves sustainable recognition throughout Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Ebook

Doing Well by Doing Good: How Zero Waste-to-Landfill Benefits Business and the Environment

Due to the mounting impacts of climate change, the pressure is on for companies to have more sustainable practices as investors, consumers and regulators are paying more attention than ever to what businesses are doing to minimize their waste generation and landfill disposal. A popular approach that many leaders are embracing to manage waste is zero waste-to-landfill.

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5 Ways to Move Your Business Toward a Circular Economy

The value in pursuing a circular economy is becoming more apparent as markets shift with the climate, incentivizing businesses to make better use of their resources and mitigate the impacts of their operations on the environment. Interestingly enough, most businesses are closer than they think to meeting this goal—they just need the right direction.

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5 Ways Secure Destruction Protects Your Brand

All businesses produce waste, and when that waste is too risky to reuse, recycle or landfill, secure destruction is their best bet. It’s the safest, most environmentally friendly disposal option that protects your brand and keeps operations running smoothly.

Ebook

Climate Change Guide: How Better Waste Handling Drives Better Business

As the impacts of climate change close in on the planet, so too do the risks they pose to its economies, effectively shifting businesses toward more sustainable practices. Business leaders that act now and drive better waste and materials management within their own organizations may be able to make a swift and impactful difference.

Article

Turning Sustainability Risk Into Opportunity

Sustainability is grabbing the attention of mainstream global business and economic leaders. As companies seek to manage risk and capitalize on opportunity, many are seeing climate change as a key area of focus.

Case Study

Greenpac Mill: Powering a Circular Economy

Learn how Niagara Falls, NY, known for its tourism, is now leading the way in moving from a linear economy to a circular economy with the help of the co-location of several diverse industries.

Case Study

Pick Your Partners Well to Achieve Zero-Waste-to-Landfill - Superior Essex

The journey to zero-waste-to-landfill certification is neither quick nor easy. All of the pieces of the puzzle need to come together at the right time. For Superior Essex’s copper data cable manufacturing facility, the journey took a decade.

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Waste Calculator

Switching to Waste-to-Energy (WTE) disposal can significantly reduce your organization's environmental footprint. Use our Waste Calculator to see the impressive difference you can make.

Case Study

Waste-to-Energy Solutions Today Impact Tomorrow - Fareva

Being committed to the environment and finding ways to divert waste from landfills is not easy but these goals drive the employees and leaders at Fareva.

Case Study

Setting the Sustainability Pace - Parker Hannifin

Sometimes all it takes is one good example to drive change in an organization. A small team in Davenport, Iowa demonstrated that Energy-from-Waste solutions can make a big impact.

Case Study

Zero-Waste-to-Landfill - J+J Flooring Group

Russ Delozier, Director of Sustainability, J+J Flooring Group, and his team researched possible solutions and partners to get J+J to landfill‐free.

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Liquid Waste Calculator

Water is a precious resource, and pretreatment is a key step in returning wastewater to the water cycle. Use our Liquid Waste Calculator to see just how much of a difference you can make.