MORRISTOWN, N.J., Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) recently honored Covanta's Margretta (Meg) Morris, vice president of materials management and community affairs, with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for her efforts and leadership in recycling. The NRC is a non-profit organization focused on promoting and enhancing recycling in the United States.
"Meg has dedicated her personal and professional life to the advancement of recycling," said NRC Vice President Fran McPoland. "As a long-time NRC Board member, serving as president, chair, vice president and treasurer, Meg was a major force in the re-emergence of the NRC, helping organize the rebuilding of the organization and its finances."
With over 25 years of experience in sustainable materials management, Ms. Morris has worked with communities around the United States to implement sustainable waste management and recycling systems. At Covanta, Ms. Morris leads the company's Community Outreach initiatives such as Fishing for Energy, Prescription for Safety (Rx4Safety) and mercury collections.
"Meg is an outstanding recycling professional whose tireless efforts have assisted communities nationwide in developing sustainable, integrated waste management strategies that follow the 4Rs – reduce, reuse, recycle and recover," stated Paul Gilman, Covanta's senior vice president and chief sustainability officer. "I congratulate her on this well-deserved honor and look forward to her continued contributions to the advancement of sustainable materials management."
In addition to her work at Covanta, Ms. Morris has had long-standing roles on the Boards of Directors for the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center, the Go Green Initiative, the Federation of New York Solid Waste Associations, America Recycles Day, Inc. and MassRecycle.
Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta's modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today's most complex environmental challenges. For more information, visit covanta.com.
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