The History of Alliance

The Rubber Band And Newspaper: A Legendary Combo

Friday, August 24, 2012
“To look at the paper is to raise a seashell to one's ear and to be overwhelmed by the roar of humanity.”  Alain de Botton, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

For those of you with a print subscription, this Sunday, when you step outside to grab the paper at your front door, you’ll see it.


“It” of course is a rubber band.

Regardless if the news is stinky or the award winning, hard-core journalism kind; let’s face it, nothing in the world holds a newspaper together better. That’s why the newspaper industry uses massive quantities of them each year.

In an effort to keep them either rolled up or folded together for home delivery, you’ll see an interesting array of rubber bands on newspapers across the country.

While rubber band use is as unlimited as the imagination, newspapers have most likely generated the most use, if not, the greatest use, for them.

Even so, we’d like to know, how do you use your rubber bands? Share your comments on our blog.

We’d like to thank Shirley Y, the winner of our August 22nd blog comment contest. Shirley will receive a prize pack and free Bandology T-shirt.

Thank you so much for subscribing to and participating in our “Stretch the Limits of Alliance Rubber Bands” contest!!  Remember to comment below!

Photograph: Michelle Hitt


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