Harsco Corporation, a global market leading provider of environmental solutions for industrial and specialty waste streams, announces numerous sustainability achievements for its Clean Earth division in 2020. Notably, Clean Earth effectively recycled 94-percent of total waste processed, over 4 million tons, including remediation of 3.27 million tons of contaminated soil.
Additional accomplishments for Clean Earth include the recycling of:
- 57,000 tons of wastewater
- 283,000 tons of hazardous waste
- 324,000 tons of dredged material
- 109,000 tons of fuel
- 14.3 million pounds of electronics
- 9.1 million pounds of lamps
- 6.6 million pounds of batteries
- 15.7 million pounds of aerosol cans
- 983,000 million pounds of ballast
“We recognize that there is still work to be done when it comes to our sustainability initiatives, but what’s true today, and what will continue to be true, is that advancing sustainability and being a more purpose-driven company will play an essential role in our future,” said David Stanton, President of Clean Earth. “We are proud of our significant environmental accomplishments and the positive impact we are making on our planet.”
Since the acquisition of Stericycle’s Environmental Solutions business (ESOL) in April 2020, the business has already made a significant impact on the industry with many new environmental solutions launched across Clean Earth. This includes a recent customized solution for the proper disposal and recycling of hand sanitizer, which resulted in 1.1 million pounds of the product being salvaged in 2020.
Because of this milestone and others, more than 80-percent of Harsco’s total revenue, inclusive of that from Clean Earth, now comes from environmental solutions and services, up from just over 60-percent three years ago. Harsco’s goal is to ultimately derive more than 90-percent of the annual revenue from environmental products and services. “The combination of ESOL and Clean Earth has resulted in the continued success of our highly experience team utilizing unique technologies to find innovative solutions for recycling waste across the nation,” Stanton said.
Harsco will publish their 2020 Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) report this May, highlighting the Company’s sustainability accomplishments across the globe and future plans anchoring its comprehensive sustainability strategy across all divisions, including Clean Earth.