For the past 40 years, Earth Day celebrations, big and small, have taken place in Rahway, New Jersey.
This year, Covanta Energy, energy-from-waste (EfW) facility in Rahway, is encouraging residents and businesses alike to add one environmentally-friendly activity to their daily routine.
It could be as simple as reusing or recycling more of your waste before sending the remainder to the EfW facility for the production of clean energy. Or it could be remembering to turn off appliances not in use to conserve that energy. Or it could be planting trees in your neighborhood like Covanta is doing wherever we own or operate facilities.
Our community is already on the forefront by recovering energy from waste. For each ton of waste processed we offset approximately one ton of greenhouse gases, the equivalent of the carbon sequestered in 10 years by planting 23 tree seedlings. But, we can all do more to help preserve Earth’s resources. Whatever you choose, each small change, if made by many people, can result in huge progress.
Happy Earth Day!
Alan Harleston, Facility Manager
Lorenzo Rizzi, Business Manager
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