A first-of-its-kind mobile plastics processing system is being deployed in Alaska, designed to take plastic from beaches and recycle it into lumber.
The UAF Geophysical Institute and Green Star of Interior Alaska are sending refurbished electronics to Valdez, Nenana, and Nulato for students to use for drone aircraft.
“The little-known fact for most people is that recycling is possible in Alaska through the generosity of private companies,” explains Anita Nelson, executive director of the nonprofit Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling.
There are a lot of reasons to build with reclaimed materials, from lower costs to decreased environmental impact to the fact that they can be used to truly customize a project.
Ferrous metals usually have less value by weight, which can make profit margins thin for scrap yards when prices drop, especially in places like Alaska with high transportation costs.
Due to changes in global recycling markets, #1 PETE plastic clamshells will no longer be accepted in any commingled curbside recycling.
ecoATM Gazelle, a world-leader in the reCommerce of consumer electronics is bringing its payment-for-handset kiosks to Alaska.
This spring, Alaskan Brewing will team up with local nonprofits to host its annual community cleanups in Alaska as part of its Coastal CODE (Clean Oceans Depend on Everyone) initiative.
Two businesses—in wildly different ways—have set their sights on making cost-effective, high-quality, local products: NRC Alaska and ImagineItAlaska.
When we hear or see the word “recycling,” we often think of a soda can, glass bottle, or plastic wrapping being tossed into a large, green receptacle emblazoned with the ubiquitous recycling symbol.