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Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .33 cm x 3.5 cm; 1/8 in x 1 3/8 in
Object Name:
button
Description:
To combat the proliferation of consumer waste, environmentalists encouraged everyone to embrace the “3 R’s”: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. This button entwined that message with the universal recycling symbol, a logo created in 1970 by University of Southern California senior Gary Anderson.
The button is among the more than 1,500 pin-backed environmental buttons that Gerald H. Meral donated to the National Museum of American History. Meral spent his career addressing natural resource concerns for the California state government and California-based non-governmental organizations. He began assembling his button collection in 1970.
Subject:
Environmental Movement  Search this
ID Number:
2003.0014.0286
Accession number:
2003.0014
Catalog number:
2003.0014.0286
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Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences
Government, Politics, and Reform
Health & Medicine
Environmental Buttons
American Enterprise
Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-824a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1284430