Reduce, reuse, recycle

The Red Cross Conservation Department was responsible for saving waste material - everything from fat and bones to scrap metal - to be turned into weapons. Collecting such things was a popular activity for schoolchildren.

membership certificate, Canadian Red Cross Society Conservation Department, to Mildred Adams, Hamilton, Ontario, 30 March 1916

certificate, 20.9cm x 13.4cm
War, Memory and Popular Culture Archives - The University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario
First World War