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Alumna named vice chair of Arizona Recycling Advisory Committee

Elaine Birks-Mitchell MAOL'99 was selected as vice-chair of the Arizona Recycling Advisory Committee. With Chair Lucy Morales, Birks-Mitchell will head a nine-person committee that includes knowledge-leaders in recycling and solid waste disposal issues throughout the state of Arizona.

The committee's activities will be geared toward developing support mechanisms for re-launching the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) recycling grant program, which has not been active since 2009.

The committee’s activities during its first year will be oriented toward building support
for restoring grant funding and advising the ADEQ director on potential recycling opportunities and enhancements that may be accomplished with limited program resources.

Birks-Mitchell is also CEO of The Bra Recyclers, a textile recycling company specializing in the recycling and reuse of used and unused bras.

May 16, 2014 by Sara Berhow

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