The most recent report highlights ALPAR
programs, reminding Alaskans of numerous marketing and branding materials created to inspire communities to organize their recycling efforts to meet the nationwide call to action to "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle"--from litter patrols and spring cleanups to holiday event recycling and Adopt-a-Pathway--new programs are enhancing recycling efforts throughout the state.
Besides elevating awareness of recycling opportunities in Alaska, ALPAR also organizes some recycling programs in urban and rural areas.
Fisher says that one of the primary ways that ALPAR and the business community have helped recycling success in Alaska is through the shipping companies' support.
A program through ALPAR called Flying Cans and Bottles has helped rural villages--about eighty participate-to keep aluminum cans and plastic bottles off the streets and out of dumps and landfills.
Another pioneer in the environmental movement is ALPAR (Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling), which is now celebrating its 25th year.
ALPAR hosts a number of litter programs, including the Youth Litter Patrol, which provides grants to communities who want to hire youth age 14 to 17 years old to clean up litter, and the Flying Cans program, in which ALPAR partners with Northern Air Cargo (NAC) and the Alaska Air Carriers Association to recycle aluminum cans.
Since 1988, ALPAR has been working with NAC to bring aluminum cans from the villages to the Anchorage Recycling Center, with the money raised from the sale of those cans going back to the villages," said Fisher.
ALPAR is also responsible for litterbag distribution to virtually every community in the state, giving out more than 260,000 bags each year.
Great Alaska Shootout, Salvation Army, Providence Alaska Foundation, Armed Forces, YMCA, MDA, Easter Seals, ALPAR
for sled dog racing, youth sports, school activities and fundraising, ALPAR
recycling, community churches, festivals and Chamber of Commerce.
Community Involvement: Food Bank of Alaska, ALPAR
, United Way,