Jonathan Levy, Zero Waste Project Manager at Go2Zero Strategies, has worked in operational excellence and supply chain management for more than 10 years, focusing the last five years on waste and recycling. His depth of experience includes supply chain optimization in warehousing and distribution, to extensive waste characterization analysis and Zero Waste education and outreach.
Jonathan was first introduced to sustainable resource management in 2013 when he successfully completed the certification program of the California Resource Recovery Association. With his new certificate in hand, Jonathan began completing AB341 Mandatory Commercial Recycling Audits on behalf of waste haulers. From there, he consulted on the Los Angeles Unified School District’s expanded recycling program, where he implemented lunchtime and classroom recycling programs at more than 100 schools throughout the district. He also setup a recycle center and training facility inside a Los Angeles County Jail.
From 2014 to 2015, Jonathan worked directly with inmates and custody officials at the Los Angeles Sheriff’s department, where he increased diversion at the Pitchess Detention Center from 30% to 50%, while reducing hauling expense by a respectable 28%.
From 2015 through present, Jonathan has been the face of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works’ Smart Business Recycling Program, conducting waste characterizations and outreach to more than 300 businesses in unincorporated Los Angeles County. From 2017 to present, Mr. Levy has overseen the transition of approximately 2,500 businesses into the City of Los Angeles’ recycLA program.