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Yamaha Motorcycles, ATVs & Snowmachines Available At These Participating Yamaha Dealers: Northern Power Sports

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Wasilla, AK 99657 Phone: 907-373-7668 www.AnchorageYamaha.com

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and older. Yamaha ATV Riders: ATV model shown is recommended for use only by riders 16 years 1-800-887-2887. ATVs *10 year limited V-Belt warranty; see terms for details at Yamaha10YearBelt.com. and training information, see your dealer or call the ATV Safety Institute at recommends that all ATV riders take an approved training course. For safetyprotection and protective clothing; never carry passengers. Side-by-Side Riders: Side-by-Side (SxS) eye and protective clothing. can be hazardous to operate. For your safety: Always wear a helmet, a valid driver’s license. Always wear your seat belt, helmet, eye protection models are recommended for use only by operators 16 years and older with course. For Side-by-Side safety and training information, see your dealer or call the ROHVA at Yamaha recommends that all Side-by-Side riders take an approved training excessive speeds and never engage in stunt Avoid operation. before labels warning product the and Manual Owner’s of alcohol or other drugs; 1-866-267-2751. ATV and Side-by-Side Riders: Read the be particularly careful on difficult terrain. Never ride under the influenceYamahaMotorsports.com riding. Always avoid paved surfaces and never ride on public roads. And ©2019 Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. All rights reserved. • it is illegal and dangerous. Some models shown with optional accessories.

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Collection vs. pollution: pardon these plastics The world is well-aware of the amount of plastic collecting in nature and how miniscule pieces impact the air we breathe, our drinking water, and the food web. Hindsight on goals set for 2020 to pulverize the mounting threat of plastic pollution reveals that every decade plastic production has been doubling. Introducing new policy to support and improve the material recovery rate, industry and government plan to fund upgrades through the EPA to the existing framework Valley Community for Recycling Solutions coordinates its operations within. Educating consumers to take the necessary steps and expand the value of recycling are worth the effort, still. Globally, the plastics industry produces 300 million tons of plastic every year. Responding to pressure on the industry, efforts to fix plastic pollution and change the statistics appear to be underway. The Association of Plastics Recyclers recommends that ALL plastic packaging in the marketplace today be compatible with the plastics recycling infrastructure. Size and shape are critical parameters in recycling facilities’ sorting, and this must be considered in designing packages for recycling. It is in any business’ interest to understand these issues and find production and management solutions that support sustainable consumption. ‘Closing the Loop’ creates stable markets for recycling and ensures the continuation and expansion of our existing recycling program. Without a demand, there is no economy to support recycling. With that said, we like to highlight ideas that

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make a positive impact using materials made out of reclaimed plastics. Several manufacturers are experimenting with reusing waste products. Here are examples of products made from the four (4) types of plastics that you can recycle at VCRS: PET #1 BOTTLES: Looking for something cool to wear? A limited supply of classic sweatshirts representing the clear, iconic forms and colors seen in our National Parks are available for purchase at VCRS fundraisers. This clothing is made from single use plastic bottles containing Polyethylene Terephthalate. Interestingly, the North Face’s Bottle Source line has collected hundreds of thousands of pounds of plastic bottles from the national park waste streams and made them into T-shirts and hoodies. $1 from sales goes back into recycling programs for the National Parks Foundation. Patagonia sells a mesh bag to catch microfibers that shed from polyester apparel in the wash cycle. “Research shows that garments of a higher quality shed less in the wash than low-quality synthetic products,” they write. “Today, our materials team uses recycled polyester made from used soda bottles and unusable manufacturing waste to create new polyester fibers for clothing. And our extensive field testing shows it performs just as well, if not better, as gear made from virgin polyester.” HDPE #2 JUGS: Used for street and highway

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and residential drainage applications, storm and sanitary sewers, agriculture, mining, wastewater treatment and waste management, High Density Polyethylene is formulated into a recycled resin called thermoplastic. The material meets and exceeds industry standards because it can handle abrasive runoffs and is lighter in weight and easier to install than comparable products made with traditional materials - like concrete. Green Line Polymers is the subsidiary that has seen sales increase of corrugated pipes by Advanced Drainage Services, Inc. using recycled HDPE 2 plastic; including the new PE detergent bottles, which are fully recyclable through traditional post-consumer recycling channels. PE FILM & BAGS: VCRS is proud to supply material to the world’s largest manufacturer of recycled backyard decks, fences, and park benches – even playground equipment. Recently, Trex Company, Inc. has expanded its capacity to meet continued demand for petroleum based Low Density Polyethylene plastic bags used by retailers for: shopping, dry cleaning, delivering newspapers and product wrap for remanufacturing into a high performance, nonbiodegradable wood alternative. This lightweight composite material, made from 95% recycled plastic film and reclaimed wood fiber, is weather resistant, easy to clean, and doesn’t need to be stained. The Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge looks

for schools to participate in a fun and easy way to encourage recycling and to win a playground bench. Last year, “participants kept over 500,000 pounds of plastic waste from ending up in landfills,” said a Trex Company representative. PP #5 CONTAINERS: There is a functional demonstration unit in the VCRS classroom that heats plastics at a high temperature. The liquefied plastic becomes a mixed oil resource that can be turned into a type of diesel equivalent fuel to heat homes. Benefits to Alaskans are immediate once the hydrocarbons made from petroleum into plastics can be converted back to liquid fuel. The oil, which is a mix of different hydrocarbon compounds, can be used to make building blocks for gasoline and other fuels and chemicals. Analysis shows the conversion process uses less energy and results in fewer emissions than incinerating polypropylene plastics or mechanically recycling them. GARDEN POTS: VCRS sets out a big collection bin in the drive thru during the months of May through September. Customers can drop off all types of plastic pots, trays, and cell packs for redistribution to local gardening clubs to reuse. NO broken pots, wood, terracotta or hanging pots. Taking to heart the many responsible behaviors taught through reduce, reuse, and recycle lessons, consumers can continue to improve their waste management habits without too much effort. VCRS is located at 9465 E. Chanlyut Circle, Palmer, AK across from the Mat-Su Borough Central Landfill and Animal Care Facility.


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Kids! Send in your coloring contest entry for a chance to win an 8” cake from Dairy Queen! One winner from each age group 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 will be announced in the March 2020 Greatlander. Name:________________________________________________ Age:______ Phone:_____________________ Mailing Address:__________________________________________ E-mail:___________________________

Parents - Please help your child legibly write their name. If we can’t read it, we might not be able to spell it correctly. Thanks! Submissions must be received by Feb. 24th 2020. Mail entries to: GreatLander, 3110 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK 99503-3699 February 2020

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ease Control and Prevention (CDC) relates “Harmful germs can contaminate grain while it’s still in the field or at other steps during flour production. Processing steps like grinding grain and bleaching flour do not kill germs like Escherichia coli.” Bacteria are killed only when food made with flour is cooked. This is why you should never taste or eat raw dough or batter. When baking and cooking with flour and other raw ingredients: • Do not taste or eat any raw dough or batter, whether for cookies, tortillas, pizza, biscuits, pancakes, or crafts made with raw flour, such as homemade play dough or holiday ornaments. • Do not let children play with or eat raw dough, including dough for crafts. • Bake or cook raw dough and batter, such as cookie dough and cake mix, before eating. • Follow the recipe or package directions for cooking or baking at the correct temperature and for the specified time. • Do not make milkshakes with products that contain raw flour, such as cake mix.

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Julie Cascio, UAF Cooperative Extension Service With below zero temperatures outside, stay out of the ccccold. Baking food in the kitchen is a fun way to enjoy this “inside” time. Maybe you’ll make bread, cake for someone’s birthday celebration, Julie Cascio or cookies to celebrate Valentine’s Day. When preparing homemade dough for cookies, cakes and bread you may be tempted to taste a bite before it is fully baked. But steer clear of this temptation! People can get sick after eating or tasting unbaked products that should be baked. Do follow safety tips to help you, family and friends stay healthy when handling raw dough. One of the ingredients that may cause bacteria issues is from raw eggs. Raw or lightly cooked eggs can contain salmonella, a germ that causes food poisoning. Another is raw flour. Centers for Dis-

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• Do not use raw homemade cookie dough in ice cream. Note: Cookie dough ice cream sold in stores contains dough that has been treated to kill harmful bacteria. • Keep raw foods such as flour or eggs separate from ready-to-eat foods. Because flour is a powder, it can spread easily. • Clean up thoroughly. Wash hands with running water and soap after handling

flour, raw eggs, or any surfaces they have touched. Wash bowls, utensils, countertops, and other surfaces with warm, soapy water. CDC also reminds us that some companies and stores offer edible cookie dough that uses heat-treated flour and pasteurized eggs or no eggs. Read the label carefully to make sure the dough is to be eaten without baking or cooking.


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