Just wondering about this recently -
An army must create a lot of rubbish. Disposable food packaging, ammunition packaging and shell cases, etc.
How did militaries dispose of rubbish during WWII?
Specifically, I'm wondering about:
- Large gun shell casing in navies. Perhaps it was more important to recycle this stuff?
- Naval garbage disposal in general - (is there a bunch of garbage at the bottom of the ocean?)
- Individual soldier's ration packaging.
There's a couple of aspects I'm interested in:
- Recycling. I imagine some things it was more important to recycle, but also, sounds like a logistical nightmare.
- Safety - I imagine a garbage dump might pose operational security/safety issues.
- Environmentalism - though I imagine this wasn't a consideration.