Mark Murray has been with the Sacramento-based environmental group Californians Against Waste for more than 13 years, including the last six years as executive director.
CAW is the primary voice for the environmental community on recycling issues in the state capitol. CAW has been actively involved in the development, negotiation and passage of virtually every piece of waste-reduction and recycling legislation enacted in California, including the bottle bill and Assembly Bill 939 — the state's 50 percent waste-reduction act.
Murray's area of expertise has been developing and advocating waste-prevention incentives and recycling market development and funding mechanisms. Last year he was the leading environmental advocate for Senate Bill 332 by State Sen. Byron Sher, which expanded the California's bottle-bill program.
Murray has served on numerous local, state and national recycling and environmental boards and committees, including: the Sacramento Recycling Advisory Committee; the California Beverage Container Recycling Advisory Committee; and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Recycling Advisory Committee.