In October 2020, Meg Morris, the Go Green Initiative Board Secretary and Chair of Brewster’s Recycling Commission, received a “Lifetime Achievement” award at MassRecycle, a nonprofit coalition that works to sustainably reduce, reuse and recycle waste materials in the environment that recognizes individuals whose efforts have improved recycling, reuse, or waste reduction in Massachusetts.
Morris has an over thirty-year history of dedication to environmental causes, particularly in the solid waste and recycling industries. She began her career in solid waste when she was elected as town board member, and served as part of the National Recycling Coalition for fifteen years, filling the roles of president, vice president, treasurer, and chairman at various points during her tenure. Morris was a key player in the founding of The Federation of New York Solid Waste Association twenty-three years ago, shaping the organization to bridge the gap between the waste and recycling industries.
She also served as vice president of Covanta Corporation, where she implemented Covanta’s Clean World Initiative; facilitated community outreach; directed the fishing gear clean-up program “Fishing for Energy;” and worked with the EPA, MassDEP, and the US Drug Enforcement Agency to launch the “Rx4Safer” campaign. Morris worked for over twenty-five years in sustainable materials management and 2016, she was honored by the National Recycling Coalition for her longtime efforts to improve solid waste management.
For the past 10 years, Morris has served on Brewster, Massachusetts’ Recycling Commission and is the co-founder and president of the Cape Cod Anti-Litter Coalition. She also advises the Ocean Voyages Institute, a group that works to clear litter and debris from the oceans, and founded the Community Warehouse, a large New York retail reuse center. Morris sits on the Board of Directors for the Go Green Initiative, and has implemented GGI recycling and environmental education programs in New York schools.