Ecova, an energy and sustainability management company, has become a founding member of the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council, a nonprofit that is dedicated to educating, informing and documenting the performance of zero waste businesses.
“A Zero Waste model presents a tremendous financial and environmental savings opportunity for organizations, but the journey to get there can be challenging,” said Erik Makinson, director, waste management solutions, Ecova.
Waste management has long been viewed as a necessary expense that has commanded little attention next to larger operational expenses. Over the past few years, changes within the waste industry have created significant opportunity to drive financial and environmental savings and many forward-thinking companies are aggressively moving toward a zero waste model.
Published in the April 2014 Edition of American Recycler News