Meg Morris is one of the original Board of Directors for the Go Green Initiative, but her day job is Vice President of Material Management and Community Affairs for Covanta. In this video clip, she is featured in conjunction with an innovative program called, “Fishing for Energy.”
Fishermen are being asked to unload abandoned crab traps found in the Barnegat Bay into dockside dumpsters in Waretown and Mantoloking. As part of the “Fishing for Energy ” program— the traps will be converted into electric energy. “The derelict traps go into the combustion chamber where they burn with other garbage producing steam and heat used in boiling the water in the boiler tubes. This produces high pressure steam which is then forced through a turbine which produces the electricity,” said Meg Morris, Covanta. This program is possible through a partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), Schnitzer Steel, and Covanta, a world leader in the field of energy-from-waste (EFW). Covanta is based in New Jersey and has 40 EFW facilities in the US.