A&P Grocery Bag

The grassroots environmental movements that sprang up in America in the 1960s and early 1970s gave rise to new organizations and campaigns urging the conservation of natural resources. The A&P Grocery chain used this paper shopping bag promoting energy conservation in the mid-1970s demonstrating that even corporate America responded to the call for increased environmental awareness.
Object Name
shopping bag
grocery bag
date made
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
brown; red (overall color)
overall: 17 in x 12 in x 7 in; 43.18 cm x 30.48 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Environmental Movement
Environmental History
See more items in
Political History: Political History, General History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Environmental History
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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