Early recycling

No, it wasn’t particularly sophisticated, convenient or photogenic, but this used-glass dropoff center near the Environmental Sciences Building was ahead-of-the-curve stuff circa 1970, the spring of the first Earth Day. UW-Green Bay was among the first local institutions to urge recycling.  Within a year, indoor collection points on campus would supplant the bins, barrels and boxes shown here.  The sign, labeled “This is the Glass Kitty,” encouraged users to donate only clean glass containers, with no rings or tops, and to separate by color. Point No. 4 said, “Thank you for your cooperation in helping save our environment.”