"Ban the Box" Button

Description
This button’s slogan refers to boxed drinks made from composites of paper, aluminum, and plastic. Opponents of these disposable, single-serving containers objected to the difficulty of recycling multi-material packaging.
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.
Object Name
button
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: .33 cm x 7.5 cm; 1/8 in x 2 15/16 in
ID Number
2003.0014.0256
accession number
2003.0014
catalog number
2003.0014.0256
subject
Government, Politics, and Reform
Health & Medicine
American Enterprise
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Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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