Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Saying Goodbye to a Hero of Recycling

Milly Zantow has passed away is Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin at 91. I had never heard of her, and I'd be willing to bet most people have not either. She started a recycling company in Wisconsin and created the plastics recycling symbol you see on the bottom of everything to this day. Below is an interview with her, very interesting and not too long. What an inspiration - a single person who wanted to make a difference and did it.

1 comment:

naomi dagen bloom said...

Ellen, thanks so much for this delightful true story. Though I've been around recycling--primarily composting--had never heard of Milly Zantow in connection with plastic recycling. Hope someone writes more about her pioneering effort.