Chaz Miller

State Programs Director

Chaz Miller is state programs director for the National Waste & Recycling Association, Washington, D.C.

What’s in Store for Recycling & Organics in 2015?
2015 promises to be an intriguing year for recycling and organics recovery.
Profiles in Garbage: Corrugated Boxes
Corrugated packaging is the largest segment of the packaging industry, with about 1500 manufacturing plants in the United States and Canada.
Profiles in Garbage: High-Density Polyethylene Bottles and Containers
HDPE resin is produced from the chemical compound ethylene. HDPE bottles are blow-molded and are used for milk and other liquid products, such as detergents, shampoos, motor oil, drugs and cosmetic products.
Punishing Success 2
Source reduction is the Rodney Dangerfield of waste management. Even though it is at the top of everyone’s waste management hierarchy, it gets no respect.
Stop Recycling Stagnation 1
Only patience, realism and education will lead to recycling increases.
Profiles in Garbage: Plastic Film
Plastic film is a thin-gauge packaging medium used as a bag or a wrap. Examples include grocery sacks, trash bags, drycleaner bags and plastic wrap.
Profiles in Garbage: Aluminum Packaging
Scrap aluminum supplies 30 percent of America’s aluminum supply. Recycled aluminum cans supply a portion of the scrap used as a raw material.
Profiles in Garbage: MSW 2012
Chaz Miller looks inside the EPA's recent municipal solid waste generation study.
Profiles in Garbage: Polyethylene Terephthalate 
Half of all polyester carpet in the United States is made from recycled PET.
Profiles in Garbage: Glass Containers 
Almost 80 percent of glass containers produced in 2011 were beverage containers.
Profiles in Garbage: Food Waste  2
Food waste is the largest component of MSW.
Profiles in Garbage: Corrugated Boxes 
Online shopping has led to more corrugated boxes in the waste stream.
Profiles in Garbage: Latest EPA Data
The recession is over and population is up, but total and per capita waste generation are down.
Profiles in Garbage: Aseptic Boxes & Cartons
Aseptic boxes have proved a source reduction marvel since their 1981 introduction.
Profiles in Garbage: Electronics Products
Recovery of electronics products, while growing, faces numerous challenges.

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