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Apr 04, 2014

Lighten Up

Slightly more garbage in 2012 and slightly less recycling—that pretty much sums up the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently released....More
Mar 12, 2014

Does Recycling Still Rule?

With the popularity of the non-recyclable, pre-measured flexible pac, it might be time to rethink waste reduction and recycling....More
Jan 14, 2014

Circular File: Organics On Deck

Organic waste diversion will take the spotlight in 2014....More
Dec 12, 2013

Circular File: Less Is Less

The declining waste trend of recent decades is here to stay....More
Oct 15, 2013

Circular File: Greening the Fleet

Waste and recycling industry trucks are leading the transition to alternative fuels....More
Sep 11, 2013

Circular File: Next Course

Two decades of recycling success have set the table for food waste diversion....More
Aug 02, 2013

Circular File: A Tale of Four Cities

How four North American cities are wrestling with the question of privatizing waste services....More
Jun 21, 2013

Circular File: What ‘Picking Up’ is Laying Down

Reviewing Robin Nagle’s new book about NYC sanitation workers....More
May 13, 2013

Circular File: Turning the Pile

Organics diversion, like a backyard compost heap, is a good idea if carefully tended....More
Apr 09, 2013

Circular File: Leaving Only Footprints

Landfill emissions have been reduced by a whopping 30 percent since 1990....More
Mar 18, 2013

Circular File: Overcoming Anonymity

Why do multifamily residents continue to resist recycling?....More
Mar 02, 2013

Circular File: Collective Identity

Our industry has fundamentally changed. What should we be called now?....More
Jan 21, 2013

Circular File: Best Laid Plans

Flow control is a rigid inflexible expensive “solution” that cannot adapt to changes in the size or composition of the waste stream....More
Dec 20, 2012

Circular File: Passing Time (and Little Else)

A quiet legislative year for waste and recycling, but Vermont may point the way....More
Nov 21, 2012

Circular File: Numbers Game

San Francisco’s shiny new diversion rate begins to break down under scrutiny....More

Chaz Miller

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

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