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Anchorage
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/15/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
a paper bag that is fully recyclable, contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content, and contains no old growth fiber.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
display the words “reusable,” “recyclable,” or other marking in compliance with the Federal Trade Commission Part 260 Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims, or as such regulation may be amended or renumbered (16 C.F.R. § 260.1, et seq.).
Fee Per Paper Bag
Optional, from $0.10 to $0.50
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag that is designed and manufactured to withstand repeated use over time; is made from cloth, other machine washable fabric, or is made from material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly, and has handles; no plastic at all, has a minimum lifetime of 75 uses.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
9/20/2018
Bethel
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/1/2010
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Must be recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
Biodegradable plastic bags is an allowed alternative
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
No plastic bags shall be distributed at all.
Updated as of
2/8/2018
Cordova
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
10/1/2016
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
2.25 mil if plastic
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
Affects two grocery stores.
Updated as of
2/8/2018
Fairbanks
Status
Repealed
Enforcement Date
10/10/2009
Stores Affected
N/A
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
N/A
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Adopted on 9/10/09 and retracted a month later
Updated as of
2/8/2018
Homer
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2013
Stores Affected
N/A
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
2.25 mil if plastic
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
Initially Homer City Council passed the ordinance on 8/27/12. Mayor vetoed ban on 9/7/12. Council passed the ordinance 9/28/12. Revised ordinance only applies to thick, disposable bags being banned. It doesn't mention a fee or any reusable requirements
Updated as of
2/8/2018
Hooper Bay
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
8/1/2010
Stores Affected
All merchants
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
None Specified
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
Unlawful for a merchant to use plastic carry-out bags, or to provide or to offer plastic carry-out bags, for any customer's use.
Updated as of
2/8/2018
Kodiak City
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
4/22/2018
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
None Specified
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
4.0 mil thickness if made of plastic
Additional Information
None Specified
Updated as of
2/8/2018
Palmer
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
None Specified
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
4.0 mil thick if plastic
Additional Information
None Specified
Updated as of
6/5/2018
Soldotna
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
11/1/2018
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
2.25 mil if plastic
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
1/16/2019
Unalaska
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
N/A
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
4.0 mil thickness if plastic
Additional Information
Updated as of
9/20/2018
Wasilla
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2018
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
None Specified
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
None Specified
Updated as of
2/8/2018