Clean Earth and Veolia Ink Landmark Deal for New Eco-Friendly Waste Incineration Facility

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KING OF PRUSSIA, PA — Clean Earth, a division of Enviri Corporation (NYSE: NVRI), and Veolia North America have signed a five-year deal to collaborate on a trailblazing thermal facility in Southwest Arkansas. This first-of-its-kind agreement guarantees Clean Earth access to significant incineration capacity at Veolia’s state-of-the-art plant, set to open in 2025.

The partnership aims to address longstanding constraints in the waste management sector, providing an innovative solution for the sustainable handling of complex waste streams. The new facility will cater to the growing demands spurred by the resurgence of research and manufacturing activities across the U.S., as well as tackle contaminants of emerging concern.

“This unique agreement solves some of the constraints that have challenged the industry in the past several years,” said Jeff Beswick, President of Clean Earth. “We are pleased to partner with Veolia on an initiative that will benefit our customers and the nation.”

Veolia’s new facility is set to be a game-changer in sustainable waste management, harnessing local decarbonizing energy generated directly on-site. This marks a pioneering step for a hazardous waste plant in North America. The plant will capture waste heat from a boiler and steam turbine, generating five megawatts of on-site solar power per hour.

In addition to its innovative energy generation, the plan also includes a commitment to reforest nearly 1,500 acres surrounding the property. The reforestation will not only sequester carbon emissions but also provide protection for local habitats and prevent erosion, underscoring Veolia’s commitment to environmental preservation.

“Demand is growing across the U.S. for the safe, sustainable management of complex waste streams from the resurgent growth of research and manufacturing in North America,” said Fred Van Heems, Veolia North America’s President and CEO. “We have a long-standing relationship with Clean Earth, and we are pleased to work together to solve some of the country’s most difficult environmental challenges at our new facility.”

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The agreement is set to ramp up in 2024, with Veolia increasing waste treatment access for Clean Earth to ensure a smooth transition when the facility opens the following year. This partnership signals a significant advancement for the waste management industry, potentially setting a new standard for sustainable practices and highlighting the value of collaboration in tackling today’s pressing environmental challenges.

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