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Recycle Poster, between 1970 and 1980

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Recycle Poster, between 1970 and 1980
Courtesy of Library of Congress, "Recycle," between 1970 and 1980


This is a poster of a man carrying a pile of objects to a small garbage can. The words on the bottom of the poster reads, "Recycle."

Source-Dependent Questions

  • Will all the items the man wants to get rid of fit into the garbage can?
  • As a respectful citizen of the Earth, what should the man do?
  • Look at the overflowing trash image and the recycle poster. What do you notice that is similar or different in the images?

Citation Information 

"Recycle," between 1970 and 1980. Courtesy of Library of Congress