[November]
1971

A student-run recycling center opens in November. Houstonians and the Rice community recycle paper, glass and plastic -- to clean up the environment and to make money for the university. By 1972 the project raises enough money to pay 4 student salaries; in 1974 the City of Houston hires Duana Markers, former Rice center director, to develop a recycling plan for Houston.

 

Norman Hackerman (center) attends student opening of recycling center. Leighton Read, outgoing president of the Student Association, makes opening remarks.
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