Session 3: RECYCLING

June 15, 2021

This month our focus is on recycling. Allyson Mitchell, from Indiana Recycling Coalition, is our speaker. You can read her bio below.

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Allyson Mitchell

Executive Director, Indiana Recycling Coalition


Allyson Mitchell is the Executive Director of the Indiana Recycling Coalition, a statewide nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen the circular economy in Indiana through waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting. Allyson joined the IRC in March 2018 and is leading the Indianapolis Circular Economy Initiative, the organization’s multiyear collaborative effort – in partnership with the City of Indianapolis and many other stakeholders – to address Indianapolis’ recycling challenges and achieve the Thrive Indianapolis Plan goals for waste and recycling.

Allyson has 13 years of professional experience in sustainability in Central Indiana. She has worked in the fields of landscape architecture, real estate development, municipal sustainability, sustainability consulting, and community development. She has a bachelor of science degree from Purdue University in Landscape Horticulture and Design, a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Michigan, and a Juris Doctor of Law from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law. Allyson has experience working from a variety of perspectives in the sustainability industry, including corporate, nonprofit, higher education and private consulting.

A native Hoosier, Allyson grew up on a farm in Greensburg, Indiana and credits her rural upbringing as the source of her vocational aspirations. She currently lives in Indianapolis with her husband and 2 young sons.