Meg Morris, Vice President, Materials Management and Community affairs, Covanta Holding Corporation, New Jersey
Margretta “Meg” Morris has been involved in environmental education, recycling and solid waste management for nearly 30 years. She serves as vice president, materials management and community affairs for Covanta, where she focuses on toxics reduction, recycling projects, education and community relations. She has been instrumental in growing the company’s visibility through the Fishing for Energy™ program as well as the R×4 Safety program.
Prior to joining Covanta, Ms. Morris was vice president of governmental programs for EAC Operations, and earlier in her career she served as executive director of the Eastern Rensselaer County Solid Waste Management Authority.
Ms. Morris, whose volunteer work reflects her professional interests, holds leadership positions on numerous nonprofit Boards, including the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center, the Go Green Initiative, the Federation of New York Solid Waste Associations and the Brewster (MA) Recycling Commission. Ms. Morris also is the immediate past president for MassRecycle and recently was awarded the Lifetime Achievement in Recycling Award from the National Recycling Coalition.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Radford College, the Women’s Division of VPI, in physical geography and has discussed most aspects of solid waste management—including waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and energy-from-waste—with audiences in the United States and Europe.