Sego Jackson is City of Seattle's Strategic Advisor for Waste Prevention and Product Stewardship. He works in the areas of waste prevention, recycling, organics management, and product stewardship/producer responsibility. In this position, he monitors and advises on related legislation at the local, state and federal level.
In recent years, Sego has turned his attention to addressing issues around plastics, including implementing Seattle's plastic straw and plastic utensil ban and new regulations on plastic bags. He's been engaging with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's New Plastic Economy Initiative.
Sego also advises and works on a range of policy proposals addressing plastic packaging, including comprehensive producer responsibility legislation for plastic packaging in Washington state.
For their 2018 summer vacation, he and his wife Raven Jirikovic, joined the 5Gyres Institute's Coral Triangle Expedition to observe and survey plastic pollution in the waters of Indonesia.
Sego lives on South Whidbey Island in the Maxwelton watershed.