May 23, 2019

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Marc Rogoff Coauthored an Article on the Changing Dynamics of Recycling in the U.S. for EM Magazine

Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) coauthored an article entitled "It's the Changing Dynamics for Recycling in the United States" that was published in EM Magazine's March 2019 issue.

Marc was the lead author, and his coauthors were Geosyntec's Jeremy Morris Ph.D., P.E. (Maryland) and Bill Gaffigan (Georgia).

Marc is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of experience focused on solid waste management, waste collection studies, facility feasibility assessments, and facility site selection. Throughout his career, Marc has directed feasibility reports for nearly two dozen solid waste projects. He currently sits on the editorial advisory boards at both MSW Management Magazine and Waste Advantage Magazine. Marc has received several awards from the Florida Sunshine Chapter Solid Waste Association of North America, including the Distinguished Service Award, the Outstanding Contribution Award, and the Professional Achievement Award.

Jeremy is a Principal Engineer with more than 18 years of experience in the waste management and renewable energy sectors. He specializes in feasibility analyses for project development, research reports, guidance manuals, planning, and public communication. With a technical background in sustainable landfill management and post-closure care, Jeremy has served as a lead investigator for the U.S. EPA and authored more than 50 technical papers.

Bill is a Principal Environmental Manager with more than 20 years of experience in the areas of environmental valuation, litigation support, and strategic business consulting. Bill is one of the few certified valuation professionals with experience across a wide range of segments in the environmental industry, including the green technology, solid waste, recycling, and composting sectors. He also serves as the director of Geosyntec's Environmental Valuation and Consulting Practice.

EM, the Air & Waste Management Association's (A&WMA) monthly magazine for environmental managers, explores a range of issues affecting the industry with timely, provocative articles and regular columns written by leaders in the field.

Founded in 1907, A&WMA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization enhancing knowledge and expertise by providing a neutral forum for information exchange, professional development, networking opportunities, public education, and outreach to more than 5,000 environmental professionals in 65 countries. A&WMA promotes global environmental responsibility and increases the effectiveness of organizations to make critical decisions that benefit society.


U.S. residential recycling programs with curbside collection have been in place for the better part of three decades. However, much of the collected material was exported to China. Over the past year, China has restructured its policies toward recyclable material imports. This article explores impacts of China's new policies on U.S. residential recycling.

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