Chaz Miller

State Programs Director

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

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
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.
Profiles in Garbage: Yard Waste
Composting rates have soared in the last two decades.
Profiles in Garbage: Corrugated Boxes 1
Corrugated boxes are the most recycled product by weight.
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