Most industries produce waste in one form or another, directly or indirectly. At NextEra Energy, we believe minimizing our waste footprint presents an opportunity to deliver outstanding value for our environment, customers, communities, employees and shareholders. We produce a variety of waste streams, including construction waste streams resulting from development, non-hazardous waste generated from office operations and radioactive waste produced from operating a clean, safe nuclear fleet. All of these waste streams are managed in accordance with state, provincial and federal regulations.
Waste management begins with measuring and recording the waste produced. Since most of our facilities are not required to collect data on non- hazardous municipal solid waste, data is difficult to obtain. We believe that by applying the lessons learned from our waste management program in Florida and expanding our waste tracking program, we can determine the best approach to maximize value for our stakeholders and maintain our position as a clean energy leader.