July 2, 2018

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Marc Rogoff to Moderate Panel Discussion on the Chinese Waste Import Ban at 2018 SWANA Florida Summer Conference

Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) will moderate a panel discussion entitled "The Chinese Import Ban - Impact on Florida: A Panel Discussion" at the 2018 Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Florida Summer Conference at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on July 16, 2018.

Other Geosyntec professionals attending are Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah, Ph.D., P.E. (Florida), Daniel Schauer, P.G. (Florida), Fred Chandler, and Jaime Feliciano.

Marc is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of professional experience focused on solid waste management, including waste collection studies, facility feasibility assessments, facility site selection, property acquisition, environmental permitting, operation plan development, solid waste facility benchmarking, ordinance development, solid waste plans, financial assessments, rate studies/audits, development of construction procurement documents, bid and RFP evaluation, contract negotiation, and bond financings.

The 2018 SWANA Florida Summer Conference will include general sessions on best practices in the solid waste management profession, discussions on the latest developments in the solid waste industry, including a tour of the Solid Waste Authority's renowned facilities. Additionally, industry suppliers and service providers will showcase their products and services.

SWANA serves public and private sector solid waste management professionals and is the largest member-based solid waste association in the world with 45 chapters in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean, and more than 10,000 members. The SWANA Florida Sunshine Chapter was founded in 1978 with seven members and today serves more than 600 members statewide.

Panel Information

Title: The Chinese Import Ban - Impact on Florida Panel Discussion
Moderator: Marc Rogoff, Geosyntec Consultants

  • Travis Barnes, Hillsborough County
  • Bob Hyres, Waste Pro
  • Ray Schauer, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County

Recycling markets are volatile by nature and this has been one of the most turbulent stretches in recent history.  Opinions still differ on whether China's new import and contamination levels policies will last. However, it's becoming clear that impact from those policies is spreading to Florida. A panel of experts in Florida, from local solid waste agencies and private sector recyclables processors, will describe their organizations current situation with recyclables markets, what changes are being implemented to improve recyclables quality, and their role in public education efforts.

More Information

Learn more about the event: 2018 SWANA FL Summer Conference.
Learn more about the schedule: Schedule for 2018 SWANA FL Summer Conference.
For consultation regarding the Chinese Import Ban, contact Marc Rogoff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Learn more about Marc at: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/marc-rogoff