I'm adding the Solid Waste Alaska Network to the statewide progressive web sites list. I'm doing research on a possible statewide ban on plastic shopping bags. I think it would be a very good idea.
Here's a list of some of the communities that have banned them:
The Native Village of Tanana
The Chevak Traditional Council
The Native Village of Koyuk
Arctic Village Traditional Council
The Native Village of Newtok
The New Stuyahok Traditional Council
The Native Village of Fort Yukon
The Native Village of Chefornak
According to wikipedia, "Plastic shopping bags are banned in at least 30 villages and towns in Alaska, including the towns of Emmonak, Galena, and Kotlik." If you go to SWAN's page about banning these bags, there are examples of ordinances passed by communities.
I've put up a new poll on this issue.