Covanta Energy Launches New Sustainable Waste Management Strategy Game Available in the Apple App Store

Covanta Energy Launches New Sustainable Waste Management Strategy Game 
Available in the Apple App Store 
New Interactive Crane Game Lets Users Turn Trash Into Renewable
MORRISTOWN, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 02/20/13 --   Ever wonder what it
might be like to turn waste into energy, rather than sending it to an
overflowing landfill? Well, users of iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
devices will now have the chance to find out through a fun and
educational simulated game experience. Covanta Energy, a world leader
in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, has launched
The Crane Game, a new app that familiarizes users with the
Energy-from-Waste (EfW) process by allowing them to turn average
household waste into energy. 
Throughout the game, players must operate a crane to transport waste
from a holding pit into a chute leading to a combustion chamber. As
each level is completed, waste deliveries come faster and faster and
users must avoid obstacles like recyclables, electronics and other
items that shouldn't be combusted. Points are awarded for the total
amount of energy generated, greenhouse gases mitigated and metals
reclaimed for recycling. The game also shares interesting facts and
figures about EfW and sustainable waste management to help raise
awareness of vital landfill alternatives.  
While most people are familiar with unsightly landfills, they are
often unaware of the preferred alternative solution:
Energy-from-Waste. After efforts to recycle as much as possible, EfW
facilities offer a safe and technologically advanced means of waste
disposal that generates clean, renewable energy, reduces greenhouse
gases and supports recycling through the recovery of metals. 
"At Covanta, we are always looking for new ways to tell our story and
educate people on the alternatives to landfilling waste. After
communities have reduced, reused and recycled to their fullest
extent, the next, most responsible step is recover renewable energy
from the remaining solid waste at EfW facilities," said Paul Gilman,
Covanta's chief sustainability officer. "The Crane Game is a fun,
interactive tool that demonstrates how our facilities safely recover
energy from waste, minimize greenhouse gas emissions and recycle
The app is free to download and available exclusively for iPhone,
iPod Touch and iPad devices. To learn more or to download the app,
please visit 
About Covanta
 Covanta Energy Corporation is an internationally
recognized owner and operator of Energy-from-Waste and renewable
energy projects and a recipient of the Energy Innovator Award from
the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and
Renewable Energy. Covanta's 44 Energy-from-Waste facilities provide
communities with an environmentally sound solution to their solid
waste disposal needs by using that municipal solid waste to generate
clean, renewable energy. Annually, Covanta's modern Energy-from-Waste
facilities safely and securely convert approximately 20 million tons
of waste into 9 million megawatt hours of clean renewable electricity
and approximately 9 billion pounds of steam that are sold to a
variety of industries. For more information, visit 
Covanta Energy
James Regan
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