The mission of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) is to deliver business value through informed advocacy, using best-in-class member performance, political engagement, communications and scientific research. ACC is committed to sustainable development by fostering progress in various areas, including resource recovery from used plastic products at the end of their useful life.

Covanta Energy is the largest waste-to-energy (also known as energy-from-waste, or EfW) company in the U.S. and has provided sustainable municipal solid waste (MSW) management to communities since 1986. Covanta operates over 40 state-of-the-art facilities that convert post-recycling trash into clean, renewable energy for municipalities in the U.S. and elsewhere. Covanta’s North American facilities supply electricity to over one million homes.

China Everbright International

China Everbright International (CEI) is the industrial part of China Everbright Group, the first one-stop integrated environmental solution provider in the country. In the last decade, CEI has invested in over 100 environmental projects, including 36 waste-to-energy projects plant. It is the first company in China to link its real-time data with the network of local environmental pagencies and the first to fully comply with the E.U. emission standard (Directive 2010/75/EU).

Earth Engineering Center

Earth Engineering Center (EEC)

Columbia’s Earth Engineering Center (EEC) was formed in 1995. Its original mission was to direct engineering research on processes and products that balance the increasing use of materials and the finite resources of the Earth. EEC is now dedicated to advancing sustainable waste management worldwide and has sister organizations in a dozen nations, including China and India.

SUS Environment is a leading player in China’s environmental industry, providing environmental solutions to waste management and contaminated site remediation. SUS has focused on investing, constructing and operating waste-to-energy (WTE) and sanitation facilities and ecological remediation of contaminated sites. The SUS WTE projects are designed to meet the EU environmental standards and in total process 25,000 tons of MSW per day.

Materials and Energy Recovery Division (MER)

The Materials and Energy Recovery Division (MER) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, encourages research and development that will advance the practice of sustainable waste management in the U.S. and abroad; and improve processes for maximum recovery of materials and energy from solid wastes.


Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) is an international management consulting firm who provides technically sound solutions to complex solid waste management challenges. Since 1980, GBB has assisted hundreds of municipalities and other organizations to develop land implement sustainable waste management projects.

The Solid Waste Association of North America is the largest professional association in the solid waste field. SWANA serves municipal solid waste professionals throughout North America with conferences, certifications, publications, and technical training courses. SWANA is the host of the 2017 ISWA World Congress in Baltimore.

Martin GmbH

MARTIN GmbH has been active for over 90 years – as general contractor, consortium partner, supplier of components or engineering partner – in the field of combusting problematic fuels such as waste and low grade coal. The core component of these plants is the moving grate developed by Martin. The company has also expertise on heat recovery boilers, air pollution control systems and other components of waste-to-energy plants. The Martin grates are being used in hundreds of WTE facilities all over the world.


CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high quality products and reliable service to customers and communities throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Cemex produces, distributes, and sells cement and other building materials in more than 50 countries. The company is one of the pioneers in the use of waste-derived fuels in cement production in the U.S., Mexico, and other countries.


Wheelabrator Technologies is the second largest U.S. energy-from-waste business, and operates twenty power plants across the U.S. and U.K. Wheelabrator processes annually over 7.5 million tons of solid wastes, generates 853 megawatts of electricity — enough energy to supply more than 700.000 homes- and recovers metals for recycling into commercial products.

Sacyr is an international infrastructure and services company headquartered in Madrid. Its focus on innovation and international expansion have made Sacyr a leader in the building and management of infrastructure projects in 28 countries. Its waste management arm is Valoriza Servicios Medioambientales (VSM). Valoriza has built over 43 waste management facilities and provides services in 28 countries. Its projects Include the MBT and WTE integrated waste management facilities near Barcelona and Valencia.

The Closed Loop Fund ($100 million) project finance fund was created by the worlds largest retailers and consumer goods companies to invest in the development of comprehensive recycling infrastructure and increase the recycling of rate of products and packaging in the U.S. and developing nations.