Covanta Energy Corp., Morristown, N.J., has promoted Meg Morris to vice president of materials management, a new position. The company, which is involved in waste management and renewable energy, says that the Materials Management division identifies the best approach the company should take in regards to using and reusing resources most productively and sustainably throughout their life cycles, from the point of resource extraction through material disposal, ensuring they are reused, recycled or recovered with the least amount of impact on the environment.
In her new position, Morris will be tasked with developing and implementing programs that address sustainable waste management needs. These includes assisting existing and prospective clients with waste reduction, reuse and recycling programs; coordinating community outreach and education programs such as those that focus on the removal of mercury, cadmium, pharmaceuticals and electronic waste from the waste stream; and collaborating with NGOs.
Previously, Morris was the director of environmental science and community affairs at Covanta.