Alaska Statutes.
Title 46. Water, Air, Energy, and Environmental Conservation
Chapter 6. Recycling and Reduction of Litter
Section 90. Prohibited Beverage Containers; Packaging Requirements.
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AS 46.06.090. Prohibited Beverage Containers; Packaging Requirements.

(a) Beginning October 1, 1981, a person may not sell or offer to sell a nonglass beverage container that is designed and constructed so that the container is opened by detaching a metal ring or tab. This section does not apply to a beverage container that is opened by a detachable piece of tape, foil, or other soft material.

(b) Beginning January 1, 1985, a person may not sell or offer to sell in this state beverage containers that are held together by plastic rings or similar plastic devices unless the rings or devices are degradable and bear a distinguishing mark furnished to the department by the manufacturer. The department may require test data that shows that the plastic rings or plastic devices meet or exceed the department's standards of degradability.

(c) A person who violates this section is guilty of a violation. Each sale or offer to sell is a separate offense.

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