IT’S A CRIME to waste so much as a scrap of paper (Aug, 1945)

This, of course, took up a small corner of a page in the middle of a dozen page advertising section.

IT’S A CRIME to waste so much as a scrap of paper. Ten pounds of paper will make ten shell containers; ten pounds will make twenty blood plasma (have you given blood yet?) containers. Ten pounds of waste paper will furnish material for containers to hold 540 fifty-caliber tracer bullets. It’s important; turn in your waste paper today!

  1. Hirudinea says: May 24, 20121:44 pm

    I’m going to print this out and put it over the recycling bin at work!

  2. Mick Canick says: May 24, 20125:56 pm

    Give it to both the environmentalists and the anti-war people and have them fight it out.

    I find it funny how people think recycling is something relatively new.

  3. Hirudinea says: May 25, 20124:37 pm

    @ Mick Canick – It’s just new in our modern disposable society, in the old days recycling was just “why should I throw it out when I can repair/remake/reuse it?”

  4. Mick Canick says: May 25, 20127:15 pm

    True, everything is disposable now. Gone are the days when a soldering gun and a screw driver fixed almost anything/

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