We recycle copper from disarmed nuclear missile systems to create Peace Bronze
the most precious metal in our world. We use it to make glorious art
and jewelry for those who share our commitment to a world without war.
From War to Peace is a green company. We recycle everything, making the
old newly useful. Our silver- and gold-plated pieces are created
entirely from recycled metals. Our printed paper is all recycled. All
plastics we use are biodegradable. Our Peace Bronze itself is recycled
from missile system cabling. Even the server hosting our website uses
solar technology to power its computers.
From War to Peace
is a uniquely American company. The copper we use was originally mined
in Montana, then used in the Midwest as wiring in nuclear missile
systems before being disarmed. After recovering the copper, the Peace
Bronze is made for us at a California foundry. We use casting foundries
in New Mexico & CA for our casting. Local artisans turn it into
jewelry and art objects here in the U.S.A.
From War to Peace is a giving company. We donate 20 percent of all FWTP profit to deserving peace and social justice organizations
in the U.S.A. and around the world.
From the late 1940’s into the
early 1980’s, immense quantities of copper were mined in Montana, copper
that ended up as a key element in the most ferocious weapons system
ever created. Throughout the upper Midwest, thousands of missiles with
nuclear warheads were built, inserted into silos, and aimed at our
presumed enemies around the world. Thousands of miles of cable connected
these missiles to U.S. military command, ready 24/7 to press a button
and send us to nuclear Armageddon.
ubiquitous suitcase carried by a Military Aide wherever the President
of the U.S. happens to be? They call it “the nuclear football.” The
suitcase contains the button the President would push if he determined
that the Russians, the Chinese, the Cubans, or the Martians were about
to attack. That button is the signal to shoot our nuclear arsenal into
the skies - to kill our presumed enemies before they can kill us. That
suitcase still travels with President Obama wherever he goes.
Since the late 1980s, the U.S. has entered into a number of nuclear
disarmament treaties, first with the Soviet Union, then with its
successor, Russia. President Obama has been quite active on the
disarmament issue, even being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his
effort. The U.S. and Russia have indeed disarmed thousands of nuclear
weapons in the last 30 years, but we still have a long way to go to
reach a nuclear weapon-free world.
Why? Because the U.S. still
maintains a nuclear arsenal of 2,468 active warheads, with a further
7,000 “inactive” but in reserve. Russia has even more warheads poised to
shatter the world with unimaginable violence. In addition, China, Great
Britain, France, India, Pakistan, Israel, and North Korea each have
nuclear arsenals. South Africa remains unique among nations; it
developed nuclear weapons but has since disassembled its arsenal.
The cabling connecting the disarmed nuclear missile silos was left in
the soil of the American Midwest. This cabling, up to 3.5 inches in
diameter and made of plastic, copper, and steel, was buried deep
underground to keep it impervious to n
uclear assault. The cabling is not radioactive and never has been. It’s as safe to handle as the coins in your pocket or purse.
Our company, From War to Peace, has patiently dug much of this missile
cabling out of the soil, recycled the metals into their pure forms, and
used the copper to create a wonderful alloy we call Peace Bronze©. Our
creation is made from 95% copper, 4% silicon, and about 1%
manganese---all of it recycled materials. Peace Bronze© is an entirely
From War to Peace uses Peace Bronze™
to create glorious art and jewelry for those who share our commitment
to a world without war.