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January 31, 2019

Waste Management Donates $100K to National Geographic Society

Demonstrates Company’s continued commitment to environmental stewardship

HOUSTON – Jan. 31, 2019 – As part of the Waste Management Phoenix Open Sustainability Forum, Waste Management (WM) announced a charitable donation of $100K to the National Geographic Society to support their environmental and science education programs.

This year’s Waste Management Sustainability Forum focused on the challenges and solutions of plastic pollution in the environment.

“As the use of plastic has increased across the globe, the amount of waste in the marine environment has grown at an alarming rate,” said Jim Fish, president and chief executive officer of Waste Management. “Education is a critical component of addressing this very real challenge. We are excited to support National Geographic Society’s outstanding education programs that highlight education around marine debris, and their efforts to reduce plastic pollution in our oceans, rivers and streams.”

The Waste Management Sustainability Forum is an annual conference that aims to create a collaborative space where corporate leaders, municipalities, government officials, experts, innovators and influencers can explore and share insights on environmental topics. It takes place alongside the Waste Management Phoenix Open, known as the largest zero waste sporting event in the world.

To learn more about how Waste Management is supporting local communities across North America, visit: http://sustainability.wm.com/community/community-vitality/.

 

ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT
Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management environmental services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.

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