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Alaska - Bag Legislation

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Statewide Legislation

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Status Failed
Notes HB1043 (2011)
Updated April 20, 2012

Bethel

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Status Approved
Status Date 07/01/2009
Plastic Summary Banned
Paper Summary Must be recyclable.
Reusable Definition See ordinance for full description.
Stores Affected Affected retail establishments (any commercial business facility that sells goods directly to the ultimate consumer including but not limited to grocery stores, pharmacies and retail stores), food vendors (any restaurants or retail food vendor located or operating in the city of Bethel) and non profit vendors.
Compliance Date 09/2010
Ordinance Bethel Municipal Code, Chapter 8.12
Notes See ordinance for full description.
More Information Link to more information
Updated April 20, 2012

Fairbanks

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Status Failed
Notes Adopted in 9/10/2009 and rescinded in 10/8/2009. They wanted it implement a $0.05 fee per plastic bag
Updated April 20, 2012

Homer

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Status Approved
Status Date 08/27/2012
Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition No definition given
Stores Affected
No Seller may provide to a buyer, any disposable plastic shopping bag. Seller includes persons who are a vendors of property, persons furnishing services, the lessors of rental space and goods, and all persons making sales, including space sale and goods and all person making sales, including consignees and persons ...view more conduct sales where items will be sold for a commission or fee. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, "seller" includes all persons engaging in sales of fireworks regardless of length of time, duration or volume of such sales in any calendar year. view less
Fees None
Compliance Date 01/01/2013
Ordinance 12-36
Notes See ordinance for full description.
More Information Link to more information
Updated November 30, -0001

Hooper Bay

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Status Approved
Plastic Summary Banned
Compliance Date 08/2010
Notes See ordinance for full description.
Updated April 26, 2012
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