Alaska 
Statewide
April 2019
 
Plastic bag ban one step closer to becoming law in Alaska. Rep. Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage, sponsored House Bill 81 which would require Alaska retailers to stop using single-use plastic bags by Jan. 1, 2021. Stores cited three times or more for continuing to use plastic bags would face fines up to $750 for each violation.
Wasilla City
July 2018
Prohibits all establishments in Wasilla City from providing single-use plastic disposable shopping bags for the purpose of carrying away goods from the point of sale. Requires plastic bags to have a minimum thickness of 2.25 mil. Allows recycled paper and reusable shopping bags. 
Unalaska
August 2018
Prohibits all establishments in Unalaska from providing single-use plastic disposable shopping bags for the purpose of carrying away goods from the point of sale. Requires plastic bags to have a minimum thickness of 4.00 mil. Allows recycled paper and reusable shopping bags. 
Allows reusable bags made from plastic or cloth.  Does not allow any material marked or labeled as "biodegradable" or "compostable" that is neither intended nor suitable for continuous reuse and that is less than 4 mils thick. 
Palmer
January 2019
Prohibits all establishments in Palmer from providing single-use plastic disposable shopping bags for the purpose of carrying away goods from the point of sale. Requires plastic bags to have a minimum thickness of 4.00 mil. Allows paper and reusable shopping bags. 
Allows reusable bags made from plastic or cloth.  Does not allow any material marked or labeled as "biodegradable" or "compostable" that is neither intended nor suitable for continuous reuse and that is less than 4 mils thick. 
Kodiac City 
April 2018
Prohibits all establishments in Kodiac City from providing single-use plastic disposable shopping bags for the purpose of carrying away goods from the point of sale. Requires plastic bags to have a minimum thickness of 4.00 mil. Allows paper and reusable shopping bags. 
"Disposable plastic shopping bag" means a bag made from plastic, including plastic marketed or labeled as "biodegradable" or "compostable," that is not suitable for repeated reuse, if made of or containing plastic that is less than 4 mils thick, is unable to be cleaned and disinfected regularly, and is designed to carry buyer purchases from the seller's premises. "Disposable plastic shopping bag" does not include bags used by buyers inside stores to package bulk items such as fruit, vegetables, nuts, grains, candy, or small hardware items, such as washers and bolts; bags used to contain dampness or leaks from items such as frozen foods, meat or fish, flowers or potted plants; bags used to protect prepared foods or bakery goods; bags provided by pharmacists to contain prescription drugs; laundry or dry cleaning bags; bags sold for buyer's use off the seller's premises for such purposes as the collection and disposal of garbage, pet waste, or yard waste; and newspaper bags.
Homer
August 2012
Prohibits all establishments in Homer from providing single-use plastic disposable shopping bags for the purpose of carrying away goods from the point of sale. Requires plastic bags to have a minimum thickness of 4.00 mil. Allows paper and reusable shopping bags. 
Bethel
April 2003
Plastic bags banned. Paper bags must be recyclable
Anchorage
September 2019
Plastic bags banned. Reusable and paper allowed with a fee between $0.10 and $0.50 per bag. 
Reusable as a. is designed and manufactured to withstand repeated use over time; b. is made from cloth, other machine washable fabric, or is made from other woven material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly; has handles.
Revelant Links
Statewide plastic bag ban one step closer to becoming law in Alaska - April 26, 2019
City of Wasilia Ordinance Serial No. 17-24(AM) - January 8, 2018
Chapter 9.44REGULATION OF SINGLE-USE PLASTIC DISPOSABLE SHOPPING BAGS - February 2018
Single-use plastic bag ban takes effect in Unalaska - January 2, 2019
Palmer bans disposable plastic shopping bags - May 23, 2018
Ban on Single Use Plastic Shopping Bags in Kodiac City - April 22, 2018
An Ordinance of the Homer City Council, Enacting Homer City Code Chapter 5.42 Prohibiting Sellers from Providing Customers with Disposable Plastic Shopping Bags. Lewis/Burgess. - January 1, 2013

CITY OF BETHEL, ALASKA ORDINANCE #03-04 - April 8, 2003

Anchorage bans plastic bags, starting in 2019 - August 29, 2018

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