Start a Peaceful Habit Today! Please Recycle
c. 1980
17 in HIGH x 11 in WIDE
(43.18 cm HIGH x 27.94 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Bottom edge has black typing that reads, "Original Artwork by Nancy Gorrell, 850 Mendocino Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94707."

Small poster with a black and white drawing at the top. The drawing depicts USA playing a poker game against the USSR with the world's resources minerals, and oil as the bet. The USA person is dressed as a cowboy and the USSR person is dressed in military clothing. In the upper right is "The Lone Recycler" character coming in with a bag of "Saved resources and energy $$." He has a speech bubble with "Never Fear Recycling's Here!" Below the drawing the poster reads, "Recycling Works for Peace/ Start a Peaceful Habit Today!/ Please Recycle/ Resource Center Recycling Locations/ Drop-off 6100 S. Blackstone/ Buy- Back 6600 S. Kenwood/ 493-1466/ Recycling saves trees. This is 100 percent recycled paper." This poster describes early Chicago facilities for taking recyclable materials. It also makes the unusual connection between recycling and promoting world peace, with cartoon Reagan (USA) and Gorbachev (USSR) characters. [LMC]
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