“Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling” exhibit curator Zachary Levine shares an exploration of this exciting exhibit, a story of transformation, that of both … Read More

Before home televisions and the internet existed, people often encouraged others to recycle their old materials through posters. In the 1940’s the United … Read More

While the museum is closed the JMM team is coming together to bring some of our favorite activities from our recent family programs … Read More

Transcript: My name is Talia Makowsky, and I use she/her pronouns, and I am the Visitor Services Coordinator here at the Jewish Museum … Read More

Long before our growing levels of waste became an environmental concern, recycling was a part of everyday life for many Americans. From rural … Read More

The Pinckovitch, Graff and Patinkin families had intermarried for generations in their adjoining shtetls in Poland. Marvin Pinkert tells the story of how … Read More

Adam Minter grew up the son of a Jewish Minneapolis scrap metal dealer. Rather than take up the business, he took up the … Read More

Article by Kent Kiser, associate editor of Scrap Processing and Recycling. Part of the Evolution of the Industry series. Originally published in March/April … Read More

Ed Teller, Los Angeles, California. Interviewed March 1998. Courtesy of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries. Transcript forthcoming.

Charles Zelew, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Interviewed March 1998. Courtesy of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). Transcription by Carmen Venable. Zelew: The … Read More