Covanta receives "2015 Outstanding Industry Leadership Award”
PSI honours waste-to-energy pioneer for longtime support and collaboration in promoting voluntary product stewardship initiatives
In honour of its 15th anniversary, the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) hosted its 2015 National Forum on December 8-9 in Boston, Massachusetts. Environmental experts from around the United States, Europe, and Canada gathered to discuss issues related to zero waste, product stewardship, and the circular economy. As a part of PSI’s anniversary celebration, the non-profit honoured key leaders from industry, government, and organizations that have played a significant role in moving the product stewardship movement forward throughout the last 15 years.
During this celebration, John Waffenschmidt from Covanta accepted the “2015 Outstanding Industry Leadership Award” for the company’s role in working with PSI to promote product stewardship initiatives around the country. In 2015 Covanta started a voluntary thermostat collection program in partnership with PSI, the Thermostat Recycling Corporation, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, and Locke Supply Company. They also offer to destroy pharmaceuticals collected by law enforcement officials at their facilities around North America, free of charge. To date, Covanta says, they have collected over 3 million pounds.