Waste Management Progressing on Recycling, Sustainability Goals

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

November 13, 2012

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Waste Management Progressing on Recycling, Sustainability Goals

Waste Management Inc. is nearly two-thirds of the way to reaching its 2020 sustainability goal of tripling its annual recycling volume, the company said in its latest sustainability report.

 The Houston-based Waste Management said in a news release on the report that it has extracted almost 12.9 million tons of recyclables from the waste stream, or 61 percent more than in 2007. The company also produces enough waste to energy to power 1.2 million homes, 60 percent of its goal.

It has reduced carbon dioxide emissions from its fleet by 20 percent, exceeding its 2020 goal of 15 percent. It also has met its goal of creating 100 certified Wildlife Habitat sites, protecting 25,000 acres.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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