Recycling Markets Update
Chaz Miller, President, Miller Associates
Why was 2023 such an unusual up, down and sideways year for paper, plastic and metal recycling markets? Will 2024 be any different? Chaz Miller has been tracking curbside recycling markets for many years. He will look at the impact of domestic and export markets, economic trends, consumer buying habits and other factors influencing recycling markets.
Chaz Miller’s career in waste and recycling spanned four decades with stints at the US EPA Office of Solid Waste, the Glass Packaging Institute and the National Waste and Recycling Association. He testified on waste and recycling issues at Congressional and state hearings and spoke at conferences throughout North America. He was a plenary panel speaker at the UN Zero Waste Conference in Tokyo and spoke at a paper recycling conference in China. He is a member of the Maryland Recycling Network Board and an ex officio member of the Board of the Northeast Recycling Council.
Although he is now retired from full time work, he consults and continues to write his award-winning column “The Circular File” for Waste360 and to speak at waste and recycling conferences in the United States and Canada. He chaired Montgomery County Aiming for Zero Waste Task Force. He was honored by the National Recycling Coalition for Lifetime Achievement.