Covanta Extends Partnership with Southeastern Connecticut Communities for Sustainable Waste Disposal
- Feb 23, 2017 9:10 pm GMT
Covanta, a world leader in sustainable waste and energy solutions today announced a new agreement with the
SCRRRA was created to implement solutions for solid waste, recyclables, household hazardous waste and additional waste materials for 12 municipalities in
Since 1991, Covanta SECONN has provided reliable and sustainable waste management to municipalities across
"SCRRRA is happy to continue our successful partnership with Covanta," said
Energy-from-Waste facilities such as Covanta SECONN provide a sustainable and safe alternative to landfills, recycle metal and reduce greenhouse gases. During its 26 years of operation, the facility has:
- Saved over 50 acres of land from landfilling;
- Reduced net greenhouse gas emissions by over five million tons, the equivalent of removing nearly one million passenger vehicles from the road for one year;
- Recovered 88,000 tons of metals for recycling, equivalent to the steel used to build two Gold Star Memorial Bridges (
New London, CT);
- Generated 3,800,000 megawatt-hours of electricity, the equivalent of powering over 330,000 homes for one year.
"The 12 communities that SCRRRA and SECONN serve have developed a first-rate reliable and environmentally-sound waste management system," said
Covanta SECONN has been designated a
Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta's modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today's most complex environmental challenges. For more information, visit covanta.com.
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