ALPARAlaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling
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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.
A key partner in ALPAR's efforts, Smurfit-Stone received national recognition for its partnership with ALPAR and its "Flying Cans" program, which also partners with regional airlines to enable rural communities in Alaska to send their aluminum cans to Anchorage for recycling.
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.
Great Alaska Shootout, Salvation Army, Providence Alaska Foundation, Armed Forces, YMCA, MDA, Easter Seals, ALPAR and UAA.
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,
Community Involvement: Food Bank of Alaska, ALPAR, United Way, Seward Polar Bear Festival, UAF, Providence Children's Hospital, APU, Anchorage Concert Association, Imaginarium, Alaska SeaLife Center, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Catholic Social Services, Salvation Army and more.