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When it comes to keeping the ocean healthy, we can be part of the solution

...and 55 percent are unaccounted for, according to research by the Algalita Marine Research Foundation. Everyone who uses plastics, every one of us, is part of this problem. Every one of us can, and must, be part of the solution. Stopping the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012008/out_20080120003.shtml
Outdoors
What you can do to avoid attracting bears

...parts and other smelly trash. Bag and freeze it before putting it out. * Hose out trash cans and keep them clean. Use plastic bags to contain the trash and tie them shut. A bear follows its nose. A clean can greatly reduces the attraction to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100701/Loc_bearyou.shtml
Local
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...mother-of-pearl or shell buttons. Because I am really concerned about quality, I always use good fabric and don't use plastic buttons.'' Vests average $175 to $250, she said. Others involved in the show include Esther Shea, a matriarch...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052800/Loc_clothes.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...lemon juice and sugar to help the natural dye penetrate the skin. The design is then carefully covered -- Albritton uses plastic wrap -- to trap moisture in. In about 24 hours the wrap is removed and the paste is scraped off, leaving a temporary...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090500/Biz_tattoo.shtml
Turn the tides in your house

...have alternatives in place so that no one ever needs to use plastic bags again. We the people hold the purse strings and...encourage them to support you in your quest to cut the use plastic bags. Visit our Web site for information on how to support...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011308/out_20080113001.shtml
Outdoors
Turning the tides

...rewarding and challenging in that regard? DB: I no longer use plastic bags - but it has been quite an effort to remember to...store. I've had to face how habitual I am. I don't use plastic water bottles and make an effort to buy only products...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122307/out_20071223024.shtml
Outdoors
Looking both ways and going forward

...should all be held responsible for their use and disposal. The growing number of those conscientious enough not to use plastic bags still bear the enormous environmental and health costs associated with these bags. Shouldn't we all have the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/123007/out_20071230014.shtml
Outdoors
Outside editorial: Charge into reform of credit card fees

...federal legislation if credit card issuers don't stop taking unfair advantage of consumers. True, no one forces you to use plastic instead of cash, but the industry sure does a better job of encouraging it than of explaining the costs. Abusive credit...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030907/opi_20070309035.shtml
Opinion
Debate rages: paper, plastic or cloth?

...bans can even compound the problem, as those who recycle or reuse the plastic bags in their homes switch to single-use plastic sacks, which has happened in other areas with bans.Abel added that customers would see a cost even if the bags were...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-04-21/debate-rages-paper-plastic-or-cloth
Local
My Turn: Why I'm voting for the plastic bag initiative

...raise revenue for the city, because everyone can very easily avoid paying it. It is not going to force people not to use plastic bags because using them is still an option. It is just an effort to make us a little more self-sufficient, to address...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-09-30/my-turn-why-im-voting-forthe-plastic-
Opinion

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