Recycling

Postwink continues a proud heritage of recycling

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Postwink continues a proud heritage of recycling

Did you know?
The universal recycling symbol (three arrows forming a continuous loop) was designed in 1970, by Gary Anderson, a 23-year-old student at the University of California.

In response to growing worldwide attention to environmental issues, which culminated in the first Earth Day in 1970, the Container Corporation of America sponsored an art contest for high school and college art students. Anderson’s now-famous design won, and the rest as they say, is history.

The triangle in the symbol represents the Reduce Reuse Recycle hierarchy, while the three arrows represent the three main stages of recycling: the collection of recyclables, the processing of recyclables into raw materials, which are then used to manufacture new products, and the sale and purchase of these new products.

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