Paper, not plastic: Wasilla City Council votes to ban disposable bags.

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On Tuesday morning, wind gusts in the Mat-Su Valley hit about 50 miles an hour, strong enough to shut down the Central Landfill.

Carol Montgomery said those kinds of wind speeds highlight the area’s problem with plastic pollution.

"These bags catch every bit of wind, they fly out of the landfill, they fly out of dumpsters,” Montgomery explained. "That’s why they make such a mess out here and everyone is really disgusted with it and wants to clean up our valley.”

Paper, not plastic: Wasilla City Council votes to ban disposable bags.

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