"Stop Ocean Dumping" Button

Description
Out of sight, out of mind. That attitude proved a difficult hurdle for raising concern about the use of the ocean as a dumping ground for humanity’s escalating wastes. To inspire appreciation and respect for the marine environment, this late-20th-century button incorporates an image of the famed Japanese woodblock print, “The Great Wave.”
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 4.3 cm; 1/8 in x 1 11/16 in
ID Number
2003.0014.1117
accession number
2003.0014
catalog number
2003.0014.1117
subject
Government, Politics, and Reform
Health & Medicine
American Enterprise
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.