One of the best things about Alaska to me is how clean it is. Of course at this time of year, with breakup revealing an entire winter’s worth of trash, you may be wondering what I mean. In general, Alaska is one of the cleanest states I have ever seen. It’s refreshing to be able to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors without having to wade through plastic bottles, bags, paper and food trash. For the most part, people here have pride in the land, community spirit, and I frequently witness people taking a moment to pick up litter and throw it in the bin. I know we don't live in a litter-free paradise.