|Advance sustainable waste management and lifecycle greenhouse gas reductions through increased landfill diversion, greater operational efficiency, and expansion of waste reduction, reuse, and recycling.
Reducing landfill management of wastes from energy recovery through finding new ash beneficial reuse opportunities and recovering more usable materials (e.g. metals) prior to disposal, reduces costs and generates new revenues streams. Increasing the tons of wastes avoided, recycled or reused for our clients expands our service offerings and helps meet our clients’ needs, thereby generating additional sources of revenue and potentially longer-term client relationships.
Climate Change Linkage
More sustainable waste and materials management can be a significant source of GHG emissions mitigation. Growing landfill diversion and moving up the waste hierarchy, both for our own operations for our clients’, are our most powerful drivers in reducing GHG emissions.
- By 2020, increase the amount of waste managed through energy recovery and other sustainable waste management operations by 10% relative to a 2014 baseline.
- Increase total wastes avoided, recycled, or reused under our management by 25% by 2020 relative to a 2014 baseline of 548,000 tons.
- Achieve additional energy efficiency improvements at our energy recovery facilities of 60,000 MWh in total by the end of 2020.