recycling

Go classy; go green — Switch to cloth napkins

Cloth napkins add such a nice touch to a meal, be it a picnic or a formal gathering. They can be plain or highly decorative.… Continue reading

 

Recycling Bin: Rethink, Rearrange, Revisualize

Rethink, Rearrange, Revisualize Diamond is one of the hardest known materials. Diamond can tolerate high levels of radiation and does not trigger an immune response.… Continue reading

 

Single-use plastic bags litter the side of Lake Street on Sept. 25, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Recycling Bin: Turn the tide against plastic

Turning the tide on plastic pollution requires the commitment of industry and consumers. Last month more than 275 brands, retailers, recyclers, governments and NGOs from… Continue reading

 

Recycling Bin: Community, art and climate change

Community, art and climate change This past week, environmentalist, philanthropist and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in Anchorage to announce that the City… Continue reading

Single-use plastic bags litter the side of Lake Street on Sept. 25, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Soldotna bag ban to take effect Thursday

The city of Soldotna is working to make sure shoppers aren’t left empty-handed come Thursday, when a ban on single-use plastic bags takes effect throughout… Continue reading

Single-use plastic bags litter the side of Lake Street on Sept. 25, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Notes from the Recycling Bin: 50 years of protecting our nation’s rivers

On Oct. 2, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, aimed at protecting the natural, cultural, and recreational values… Continue reading

The Recycling Bin: Rethink your lawn

Consider rethinking the lawn. Americans spend over $30 billion (yes, billion) a year on their lawns. Eight hundred million gallons of gas to cut grass… Continue reading

Alaska Sea Glass now offers etching services on their glass pendants on Friday, July 27, 2018, in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

From broken glass to bling: Alaska Sea Glass

A desire to recycle more glass on the peninsula has become a long-lasting business for a Nikiski family. In spring 2012, former Nikiski High School… Continue reading

Alaska Sea Glass now offers etching services on their glass pendants on Friday, July 27, 2018, in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)