The History of U.S. Scrap Metal Recycling from Paul Revere to Rosie the Riveter
Especially in times of conflict, metal has been in demand for weaponry, ammunition and the vehicles of war. From Lexington, Mass. to Appomattox Court House, Va. to the Ardennes Forest in Belgium, it’s been the patriotic duty of every American to reduce, reuse and recycle metal and other commodities.