Jack Macy

Company SF Environment
Title Zero Waste Sr. Coordinator
Consumers / Compost Generators
Bio Jack Macy has nearly 30 years experience developing and managing composting, recycling and other zero waste related programs and policies at the local and state level. Jack has been a key lead for the City and County of San Francisco in the development and implementation of San Francisco’s internationally recognized food composting program and zero waste policies and programs, including setting a zero waste goal for 2020, mandating composting and recycling for all sectors, banning EPS (Styrofoam) and requiring compostable and recyclable foodware, and banning plastic bags and charging for other checkout bags. Through these efforts San Francisco reduced disposal by more than ½ within a decade and achieved 80% diversion under California diversion methodology. Jack has been key to positioning San Francisco as an award winning international zero waste model and he is a recognized leader in the zero waste movement. Jack has spoken across the globe on zero waste, including keynoting numerous conferences, and provided assistance to numerous jurisdictions and organizations in implementing zero waste type policies or programs. As a “Zero Waste Senior Coordinator” he continues to help lead the development and implementation of San Francisco’s zero waste policies, programs and technologies. He also works to help California improve zero waste related policy and programs, including working on legislative and regulatory initiatives and testifying in Sacramento. Jack serves on the Board of the California Organics Recycling Council that works on state policy and education. Jack has helped address issues such as the challenge and opportunities of compostable plastics on the state and national level, including facilitating the US Composting Council’s Compostable Plastics Task Force working group that created model labeling for compostable plastics being adopted by industry.

1455 Market St #1200, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

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