Covanta Energy is a world leader in the development and operation of large scale Energy-from-Waste (EfW) projects. Established in the US in the early 1980s, Covanta has over 25 years of experience in the EfW industry. Covanta operates 46 EfW facilities which provide communities with a sustainable and environmentally friendly solution to their solid waste disposal needs by using municipal solid waste and business waste which cannot sensibly be recycled to generate energy, most of which is considered to be renewable. Covanta currently processes more than 18 million tonnes of residual solid waste a year which equates to more than 49,000 tonnes of rubbish every day - waste which would otherwise be sent to landfill.
For every tonne of rubbish treated at an EfW facility, approximately 460 kg less carbon dioxide equivalent is released into the air compared with sending the same waste to landfill.