Waste Management

How one man's trash is another company's electricity

Michael Van Brunt, director of sustainability at Covanta Energy, discusses the company’s work in generating renewable electricity from municipal and industrial waste facilities around the world. 

"You see countries now like Germany and Austria which have recycling rates of 65 percent or more, and largely recover energy from what’s remaining afterwards," said Brunt. He describes Covanta's efforts to ramp up waste to energy in the U.S. at GreenBiz 16