Alaska Bottle Deposit Initiative (1978)
The Alaska Bottle Deposit Initiative was on the 1978 ballot in Alaska, where it was defeated.
1978 election results
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The language on the ballot said, "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."
It was the sixth initiative ever to appear on the Alaskan ballot and the fourth to be rejected.
- Maine Bottle Bill Act (1979)
- Ohio Bottle Deposit Initiative (1979)
- List of Alaska ballot measures
- List of Alaska ballot initiatives