Clean Earth, a division of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based Harsco Corp. that provides environmental and regulated waste management services, says it succeeded in recycling more than 4 million tons of materials last year.
That total, says the company, included “several hard-to-treat specialty wastes, such as hazardous and non-hazardous waste, contaminated soil, dredge material, universal and e-waste.” The diverted and recycled volume represented 93 percent of what Clean Earth processed in 2021 “and represents continued progress toward the goal of deriving 90 percent of Harsco Corp.’s revenue from environmental solutions,” states the firm.
By volume, contaminated soil was the largest byproduct handled by Clean Earth last year, followed by dredged material and hazardous waste.
“Every day, we develop and implement innovative solutions to turn the world’s largest waste streams into recycling opportunities that positively impact our planet and the people who inhabit it,” says David Stanton, president of Clean Earth. “We are proud of our sustainability achievements in 2021 and look forward to continuing to strengthen and grow our capabilities.”
Harsco says its 2021 environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) report is set to be released this September 2022 “and will further highlight Clean Earth’s efforts in sustainability and provide additional information about future initiatives.”