Martin Bourque

Martin Bourque is a renowned recycling industry expert who has led the Berkeley Ecology Center since 2000. Under Martin Bourque’s leadership, the Ecology Center operates the Nation’s first and longest-running curbside recycling program and pioneers Zero Waste policy solutions at the local level. Martin has been a voice helping to keep recycling true to its original values and challenging the myths of the “collect, sort, export” model. Martin has presented at local, state, and national conferences, and has testified on plastic exports at key international negotiations. Martin has been featured in numerous films and documentaries including the Story of Plastic and the Netflix Series Broken: Recycling Sham, and is a trusted source for news agencies from the Los Angels Times and the Sacramento Bee to the New York Times and The Guardian.

Ecology Center
Executive Director