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Fairbanks Rescue Mission expands recycling program to include plastics

...Residents can now drop off No. 1 and No. 2 plastics. Also new are drop-off bin for plastics, paper, cardboard, and aluminum. Director...heartening. "One guy had a flatbed truck full of plastics," he said. Justin and Rhonda Harvey said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-05-01/fairbanks-rescue-mission-expands-recycl
State
Where the world ends up when the ocean spits it out

...marine animals, as well as removing plastics from beaches. "Quite a few trawl nets...sea life is hard to pick up - they're plastics smaller than five millimeters, also...microplastics. Sometimes they form when larger plastics break down, which is inevitable with...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-28/where-world-ends-when-ocean-spits-it-ou
Local
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge center to open in March

...made out of stuff that's low VOC, but there's a lot of material that actually does contain VOCs, like your foams, your plastics, your paints," said Hayes.LEED standards are designed to create buildings that "save money and resources and have a positive...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-17/kenai-national-wildlife-refuge-center-o
State
Sealaska finds new plastics partner

...announced Thursday a joint venture for a plastics injection molding operation in Guadalajara...experience and track record of success in plastics injection molding with worldwide operations...editor-in-chief and associate publisher of Plastics News, a weekly magazine out of Akron...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011802/Loc_sealaska.shtml
Local
Turning the Tides: It's easy to see the dangers of letting plastics into the ocean

...have been reading about the problem of plastics in the environment, especially in the...many times more plankton-sized bits of plastics than actual plankton in huge areas of...environmentally friendly living and alternatives to plastics.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111107/out_20071111004.shtml
Outdoors
Plastics recycling gets a boost

...and now plastic bottles and jugs. Two bins are set aside for plastics. Examples of the sort of plastic each accepts dangle from...managers of five major stores in Juneau about how much of the plastics they sell, she explained. In a year, they sell about 3...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111404/loc_20041114001.shtml
News
Turning the Tides: Plastics are building up in the ocean

...thousands of these cycles. Which is why highly poisonous PBDEs, polybrominated flame retardants - manmade chemicals used in plastics - end up in mother's milk - in such high quantities that this milk is now too polluted to pass FDA standards. There are...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100707/out_20071007009.shtml
Outdoors
My turn: Rethink plastics - envisioning a healthier Alaska

...environmental issues facing our communities. Plastics pollute our land, oceans and waterways...about problems her community has had with plastics: "I am from a village that can't...We all contribute to the problem with plastics, but we can all contribute to the solution...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041608/opi_269058358.shtml
Juneau Empire Online Archive Business Spotlight: Staking a future in plastics 1/27/98

...Executive Officer of TriQuest Precision Plastics, holds a printer top manufactured for...JUNEAU EMPIRE Staking a future in plastics Last modified at 3:34 p.m. on...000 Alaska Natives bought into the plastics molding business last month when Sealaska...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012798/triquest.html
Juneau Empire Online Archive Business Spotlight: Corporation buys Triquest Plastics for over $65

...28, 1998 Corporation buys Triquest Plastics for over $65 mil Last modified at...million to acquire TriQuest Precision Plastics, the Native corporation's biggest...investment is planned in the near term: the plastics manufacturer is opening a large, new...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042898/triquest.html

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