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Press release from CNW Group


Thursday, April 21, 2011

MEDIA ALERT - WASTE MANAGEMENT TACKLES ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN HONOUR OF EARTH DAY10:10 EDT Thursday, April 21, 2011TORONTO, April 21 /CNW/ - Managing waste is no longer a simple matter of collection and disposal - waste is a resource to be carefully managed. As Waste Management works to increasingly minimize our operational footprint, we are committed to investing in technologies that maximize the use of materials in the waste stream, whether by providing recycled raw materials or producing clean energy. Protecting the environment is a daily endeavor for the Waste Management team. WHAT:    As the country observes Earth Day, Waste Management, the leading provider of waste and environmental services in North America, is marking the occasion by discussing the impact of waste issues, such as waste-based energy and the innovation and technologies the company is using to provide sustainable solutions. With national and local experts in disposal, recycling, green construction and more, Waste Management is uniquely positioned to discuss its approaches to turning waste into a resource.Landfill-gas-to-energy (LFGTE) and expanded recycling facility projects will continue to be a focus for Waste Management in Canada in 2011, in addition to increasing the efficiency of our fleet. These and other projects contribute to the company's ongoing corporate sustainability goals, including:-     Doubling energy generation to power the equivalent of 2 million homes by 2020;-     Nearly tripling the amount of material recycled to 20 million tons annually by 2020;-     Increasing fleet fuel efficiency by 15 percent and reducing emissions by 15 per cent by 2020.The public and media are invited to learn more about Waste Management's environmental services, new technologies and goals for long-term sustainability.WHO: Wes Muir, Director of Communications, Waste ManagementWHEN: Media interviews and briefings upon request. For further information: Media Contacts:Cohn & WolfeMicha Goddard P: 647-259-3301 E: micha.goddard@cohnwolfe.caKate Longmoore P: 647-259-3287 E: