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Anchorage's plastics recycling program gets second chance

...ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Anchorage's last plastics recycling program was scrapped four years...failed to make money. A new push for plastics recycling is showing more promise. Recycling...summer. Later the company began taking plastics during business hours at its facility...

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History in the making

...dogs had modern harnesses and wear jerseys with a sponsor's logo while the sleds are light and made of high tech polymers plastics, race specific equipment that could not be duplicated out of wood, he said. While the race does a good job of drawing attention...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-22
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Refuge Notebook: Book puts a finger on the 'nature-deficit disorder'

...the 1990s Theo Colburn's book, "Our Stolen Future," sounded a similar call about endocrine-disrupting chemicals in plastics and pesticides that cause reproductive disorders in many species of animals including human male infants. Both of these books...

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Choose the right mulch for your garden

...channels cut for stormwater runoff.- Black plastic and straw. Both are commonly used in vegetable gardens and orchards. Plastics, however, prevent water from entering the soil, while straw contains grain seeds that can germinate.- Leaves. Shredded...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-11-21/choose-the-right-mulch-for-your-
Outdoors

...living in space," he said.Space-bound printers will also, eventually, need to capture gasses emitted from the extruded plastics, be able to print their own parts for self-repairs and have some abilities to recycle printed products into new ones.Scott...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/martha-mendoza/2013-09-29
Old tech, new life

...will get dumped through that big smart shredder," said Total Reclaim Warehouse Manager Jake Sneddon. "That sorts out the plastics, circuitry, non-ferrous metals, metals." Total Reclaim is a hub in Anchorage that processes hazardous materials. The...

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Former governor stumps for bullet line

...industry could grow up around a bullet line. Depending on the contents of the gas in the pipeline Alaska could be home to plastics manufacturers.The gas from the bullet line could cut heating and cooking energy prices in Fairbanks by more than half, Sheffield...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-03-09/former-governor-stumps-for-bullet-li
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Just one word: Plastics

Loni Galloway has a bag problem.

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/112507/people_3562.shtml
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Plastic shopping bag fee proposed

...reduce the use.? ?It is a way to spark kind of a cultural change here because there is a real issue with plastics,? he said. Plastics pose a significant threat, particularly to marine life. It?s estimated that roughly 8 billion pounds of...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/041907/news_0419new003.shtml
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Fire sparked by child playing with matches

...000 home and no one was injured. But Nelson said more destruction could "easily" have occurred. "Beds are made with plastics. When those burn they could produce a poisonous, toxic smoke, not to mention a lot of smoke," Nelson said. "He (Petty...

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