Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mayor Newsom Signs The Nation's Most Ambitious Mandatory Recycling Ordinance

Your BOMA San Francisco Advocacy team participated in today's press conference at the Ferry Building where Mayor Gavin Newsom signed the Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance--the first law of its kind enacted in the United States. You can read the final version of the Ordinance, here.

Mayor Newsom signs the Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance on top of a green compost recycling bin this morning at the Ferry Building.

Patricia Rayburn, Ferry Building Property Manager with Equity Office talks with Jack Macy, Commercial Zero Waste Coordinator with the San Francisco Department of the Environment.

Ken Cleaveland, BOMA San Francisco's Director of Government and Public Affairs, talks to the press about BOMA San Francisco's integral part in crafting the Ordinance, and of the association's groundbreaking sustainability efforts, which started with the High Rise Recycling Program in 1987.

Mayor Newsom displays one of the ways the San Francisco Department of the Environment will inform the public of the new law: marketing on pizza boxes. The Department will be using other communication mediums to ensure that everyone in San Francisco is aware of the new law.

As we had posted previously, BOMA San Francisco supports this groundbreaking recycling mandate. We would like to thank Mayor Newsom; Wade Crowfoot, Director of Climate Protection Initiatives, Office of the Mayor; the San Francisco Department of the Environment and the various other business, labor and residential organizations for working with BOMA San Francisco to craft the Ordinance in a way that includes workable implementation guidelines for the commercial real estate industry in San Francisco.

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