Submitted by: New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse & Recycling
Posted: Dec 03, 2008 – 08:52 AM EST
ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- At its recent Annual Meeting, the New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse & Recycling (NYSAR3) named Meg Morris, Director for Environmental Science & Community Affairs at Covanta Energy, as Recycler of the Year for a Private Company.
"Meg has worked tirelessly to support recycling and has brought credibility and professionalism to every position she's held in the recycling world," said Jeff Cooper, President of NYSAR. "She has devoted her energies to numerous local, state and national organizations focused on best practices for managing today's trash."
A proponent of "reduce, reuse, recycle, and recover energy from waste," Morris's recycling outreach extends to the general public as well as schools, communities, businesses and professionals in the recycling and the solid waste industry.
John Waffenschmidt, Covanta's Vice President of Environmental Science and Community Affairs, noted the important role Morris has played since joining Covanta. He said she has expanded the company's community relations and educational outreach to promote the benefits of using Energy-from-Waste to compliment local recycling efforts. Waffenschmidt added that Morris was instrumental in bringing the award-winning "Go Green Initiative," an environmental education campaign, to both Covanta and the state of New York. Covanta Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Covanta Holding Corporation, is a world leader in the development and operation of large scale Energy-from-Waste and other renewable energy projects.
"We are proud of Meg's work and applaud this extraordinary achievement. She's very deserving of this award," he said. "On a personal level, Meg has had a tremendous influence on me to help me recognize the opportunities we have to improve our world through an aggressive recycling program."
About the NYSAR3
The New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3) provides expertise on waste reduction, reuse and recycling issues and practices to improve the environment. With over 200 members, the coalition of businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and private citizens supports recycling programs and related educational programs, and is a state affiliate of the National Recycling Coalition. For more information, please visit www.nysar3.org.
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