Monday, May 16, 2016

Recycling A Concept Almost 100 Years Old

World War Two Made A Huge Effort To Encourage Us To Scrap It!

A Unique Collection of US WW2 Poster for the Conservation and Recycle Efforts

WW2 Posters Encouraging Scrapping and Conservation

According to the National WW2 Museum, Persuading Americans to support the war effort became a wartime industry, just as important as producing bullets and planes. The U.S. government produced posters, pamphlets, newsreels, radio shows, and movies. Part of that effort was to  get citizens to conserve resources and contribute to the shortage of much needed items such as metals.

This effort was not just for the US but countries like the UK as well.
Some pretty creative images followed world wide as people were encouraged to reuse and conserve many everyday items.  Here are some from the US created by the Office of War Information (OWI):
WW2 Recycle Efforts Poster
WW2 Recycle Efforts Poster
WW2 Stop Waste Poster
WW2 Stop Waste Po
WW2 Recycle Paper  Poster
WW2 Recycle Paper  Poster
WW2 Recycle Paper Poster
WW2 Recycle Paper Poster
WW2 Recycle Paper Glass Rubber Rags Metal Bones Poster
WW2 Recycle Paper Glass Rubber Rags Metal Bones Poster
WW2 Recycle Paper and Boxes Poster
WW2 Recycle Paper and Boxes Poster
WW2 Recycle All MetalsPoster
WW2 Recycle All MetalsPoster

WW2 Recycle Paper Metal Bones Poster
WW2 Recycle Paper Metal Bones Poster
 WW2 Recycle Paper Rags Bones Poster
WW2 Recycle Paper Rags Bones Poster
WW2 Recycle Paper Poster
WW2 Recycle Paper Poster



WW2 Conservation Poster
WW2 Conservation Poster

WW2 Recycle Cans Poster
WW2 Recycle Cans Poster

WW2 Recycle Metals Paper Rags Rubber  Poster
WW2 Recycle Metals Paper Rags Rubber  Poster



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