Covanta supports the Fishing for Energy conservation program, which has prevented over 4 million pounds of fishing gear from potentially entering U.S. coasts and waterways since 2008.

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Covanta and NFWF began working together to clean up U.S. waterways, and serve as a catalyst for innovation in gear technology and management solutions through the Fishing for Energy program in 2008. The Fishing for Energy partnership provides commercial fishermen with no-cost solutions to dispose of derelict and retired fishing gear, and offers competitive grants to reduce the impacts of derelict fishing gear on the environment.

Through October 2019, Fishing for Energy has collected over 4 million pounds of fishing gear. Fishing for Energy has awarded $3.77 million in grants to over 40 projects in 19 U.S. states and Puerto Rico.

In addition to being a funding partner of the Fishing for Energy program, Covanta also provides in-kind support through its solid waste processing facilities.

This conservation partnership supports NFWF’s efforts to restore the quality of marine and coastal habitats, and supports the communities and industries that rely on these resources.