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Remember When Recycling Was New?

Happy Earth Day!

It’s sometimes difficult to imagine (especially for someone like myself, living in Portland) a time when literally everything we disposed of went into a landfill and we didn’t give it a second thought, but I remember receiving this pinback button when my elementary school first began recycling paper products when I was in 4th or 5th grade. Of course recycling existed long before the 90s, but it was not in common practice in most places, least of all Ohio.

Pinback button from Worthington Estates Elementary School's recycling campaign in the early 90s.

Pinback button from Worthington Estates Elementary School’s recycling campaign in the early 90s.

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