MICPA Staff Help with Recycling Efforts in Flint

by MICPA | Mar 29, 2016   ()
The outpouring of support to provide drinking water to Flint residents has left community leaders with an unintended consequence: What to do with all the empty plastic water bottles?

Nearly 40 staff of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants are lending a hand today. An estimated 15,000 cases of water are handed out daily in Flint, generating more than 32 million empty bottles to date.

Beginning at 10:30 a.m., staff-volunteers from the leading statewide professional CPA organization gathered at the American Red Cross at 1401 S. Grand Traverse St. to help with the recycling efforts. The day-long activity, coordinated with the American Red Cross and the United Way of Genessee County, concentrates on tagging plastic bags with literature about recycling water bottles, which will be provided when water is distributed.

“We appreciate this opportunity to help our fellow Michiganders in Flint,” said President and CEO Peggy A. Dzierzawski. “Representing the CPA profession in Michigan, we want people to know they can count on us to make a difference. We hope our work today will help bring another measure of relief to those who have been affected.”

MICPA has approximately 250 members who live or work in the Flint area.
Source: MICPA
Source: MICPA

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