Alaska Bottle Deposit, Proposition 5 (1978)
The Alaska Bottle Deposit Initiative, also known as Proposition 5, was on the November 7, 1978 ballot in Alaska as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure would have provided that all beer and carbonated beverage containers sold in the Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Ketchikan areas of Alaska after July 1, 1979, have refund value of at least ten cents.
|Alaska Proposition 5 (1978)|
Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This proposal would provide that all beer and carbonated beverage containers sold in certain areas of Alaska after July 1, 1979, have refund value of at least ten cents. Areas without access to Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Ketchikan by road, rail or mainline state ferry service would not be affected. An unaffected area could elect to participate by vote of its local governing body. Containers would have to be marked "Alaska Refund -- 10 cents" or "Rural Alaska -- No Refund." Dealers could refuse to accept unstamped, damaged, or unsanitary containers. Pull tabs on metal beverage containers would be banned statewide.
- ICPSR, "Referenda and Primary Election Materials," accessed January 20, 2015
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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