24th Annual ARC Recycling Conference & Trade Show September, 2014 | Eureka Springs, AR Jennifer Minney| Dave Barton covanta.com. reduce | reuse | recycle | recover. Every year, Americans consume approximately $190 billion dollars of goods.
September, 2014 | Eureka Springs, AR
Jennifer Minney| Dave Barton
reduce | reuse | recycle | recover
Every year, Americans consume approximately $190 billion dollars of goods.
We generate nearly 230 million tons of consumer discards. dollars of goods.
We generate nearly 50 million tons of industrial and manufacturing discards.
We generate nearly 15 million tons of off specification and expired products.
Why is EfW Superior to Landfill? WITH THE PROBLEM
Highly regulated advanced air pollution control.
Regulated by EPA Title III Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards (MACT).
Minimally regulated minimal air pollution control.
Over 170 air pollutants and 46 air toxins, including 4 known carcinogens.
1 ton of greenhouse gas avoided
Every ton of MSW managed at an EfW facility offsets approximately 1 ton of greenhouse gas emissions.
Leading source of greenhouse gas emissions
Landfills are a leading source of Methane, a powerful greenhouse gas 72x stronger than CO2.
550 KWh per ton
Enough energy to power the average home for 2 weeks.
65 KWh per ton
Enough to power the average home for 2 days.
50lbs. per ton
For each ton of MSW processed Covanta EfW facilities recover 50lbs. of metal.
Landfills bury valuable metal with the MSW and no recovery is made.
One hour to process
It takes about an hour to process material and recover energy to the grid.
100+ years to process
MSW degrades in landfills for 100 years or more with uncontrolled emissions presenting long-term environmental liability.
A little bit about Covanta… WITH THE PROBLEM
Covanta EfW facility average emissions as a percentage of federal standards for 2010 and 2011.
Covanta’s Value Propositions WITH THE PROBLEM
We’re helping Keurig with a sustainable end-of-life solution for their consumer’s K-Cups.
We’ve helped the Fortune 500 recall and safely dispose of over 40 million tons of products.
We’re helping American Airlines on their journey to zero waste to landfill.
We’re helping 10 of 14 automotive manufactures reach their zero waste to landfill goals.
We’re zero waste to landfill goals.helping the State of Connecticut put a dent in organic waste.
We’re different than traditional disposal options zero waste to landfill goals.
We’re a great partner for forward thinking companies looking for non-traditional disposal options.
We deliver peace of mind zero waste to landfill goals.
Our customers go home at night with peace-of-mind knowing that their materials are handled responsibly and sustainably.
We help businesses…
Consider it gone. zero waste to landfill goals.
ZERO LANDFILL | ASSURED DESTRUCTION | ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITY REDUCTION