Lucie Refsland of Lewisburg was honored as a Recycling Champion by the Recycling Coalition of West Virginia. Refsland has been recycling for decades and currently is serving as a board member of the Greenbrier County Solid Waste Authority.
Her passion for recycling is contagious. She volunteers her time supporting the efforts at the Greenbrier Recycling Center and once a month holds a question-and-answer workshop at the center. She also writes a newspaper column called “The Recycle Lady” which appears in five different newspapers. She uses the column to answer questions, update recycling news, and provide interesting insight to the industry. Refsland’s impact is evident as her community strives to recycle more material and to do it correctly. She has inspired new programs to collect toothbrushes, empty toothpaste tubes and empty dental floss containers for recycling.
Refsland was honored for her efforts on Oct. 17 during the West Virginia Educational Conference on Litter Control and Solid Waste Management at Glade Springs Resort.
The Recycling Coalition of West Virginia is non-profit environmental organization whose mission is to promote the effective and sustainable reduction, reuse and recycling of materials otherwise destined for disposal. The Recycling coalition pursues these goals by promoting the purchase of products made with recycled materials; by coordinating and facilitating activities relative to recycling; and by fostering communication among organizations, government agencies and individuals through the sharing of ideas and resources.