ECOvanta Achieves E-Stewards Certification

Covanta subsidiary operates an electronics recycling facility in Philadelphia.

April 22, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
ECOvanta, the recycling subsidiary of Covanta, has been awarded e-Stewards certification from the Basel Action Network (BAN), Seattle. ECOvanta, located in Philadelphia, recycles electronic scrap. The facility serves customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, New York/New Jersey and New England.
E-Stewards is a global certification program designed to enable individuals and organizations to identify electronic scrap recyclers, asset recovery companies, processors and others that adhere to the e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment, which includes best practices for data security , environmental management and worker health and safety. According to BAN, recyclers who have achieved e-Stewards certification pledge to process all electronic scrap in developed countries, do not use municipal solid waste facilities and do not use prison labor operations. 
ECOvanta’s facility processes electronic scrap, including computers, monitors, mobile phones, printers and televisions. The facility manages end-of-life electronics using a combination of manual disassembly and an automated shredding system to separate materials into commodities for recycling. ECOvanta also offers secure destruction services.
In addition to e-Stewards certification, ECOvanta’s Philadelphia plant has received both Responsible Recycling Practices (R2) and ISO 14001:2004 certification.