Unalaska has taken its first official step toward banning plastic bags.
On Tuesday, the City Council tasked the city manager with developing an ordinance to prohibit the flimsy, disposable bags used at grocery stores.
Councilors issued the directive unanimously after hearing from Unalaska resident Laresa Syverson.
"It’s not that a plastic bag ban is going to solve all our problems," said Syverson. "But it will help with the way we depend on plastic."