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We believe in driving lasting, meaningful change with our customers and communities. It’s our purpose and privilege to work through the toughest environmental challenges together, as we build a more sustainable world.

Ensuring a bright future in partnership with those we serve

As a leader with a long history of focusing on waste solutions, Reworld helps our customers take meaningful action toward sustainability. We can meet challenges at scale, to help businesses and communities large and small reduce, reuse, recycle and recover fuel and energy from waste materials. Our comprehensive solutions avoid landfill disposal and reduce our customers’ carbon footprints, helping them achieve both long- and short-term ESG goals.

Reworld Sustainability Report 2024

A clear look at how our passion is fueling powerful actions

You can count on us to be rigorous and transparent in our reporting. Get details about our sustainable processes and all the progress we’re making in our Sustainability Report.

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570 k
metric tons of methane emissions avoided per year
19 M
tons of waste repurposed as fuel per year
10 M
MWhe of energy from waste
41 M
metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions avoided

Reimagining waste as a resource

We operate on the front lines of the effort to build a circular economy. It is our business to reduce, reuse, recycle, recover, reimagine and renew wasted materials.

Mitigating Environmental Impacts

Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do, and we’re taking the lead. Our sustainability-linked financing framework drives our progress as we move towards our commitments compared to a 2020 baseline:


Sustainably managing

2.5% more waste by 2025
Reuse & Recycle-TEAL

Recycling and reusing

25% more waste by 2025

Community Engagement and Environmental Justice

At Reworld™, community outreach is an intrinsic part of who we are. We are passionate about grassroots engagement, and our outreach is designed to be local, as we seek to achieve measurable impact while recognizing that each community is unique. Our positive impact includes:


12,000 hours

of community service performed by employees annually

100 cleanup events

each year in our local communities

Addressing Climate Change

We are leading the charge towards a carbon negative future. Our sustainable waste management solutions avoid 41 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year by diverting waste from landfills and moving towards a circular economy. These benefits are equivalent to the GHG mitigation derived from:


43 GW of installed solar

which is about half the size of installed utility-scale solar in the United States

Removing 9.8 million

gasoline-powered vehicles from the road for a year

Sustainability Report

Find out where we’re going, what we’re excited about and what we’re proud to have achieved.

Sustainability Resources

Review data on our performance over time, get an in-depth understanding of the issues and more.

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