New Jersey – Plastic Bag and Polystyrene Food Container Ban

According to a September 25, 2020 NJ dot com story “… State lawmakers … [September 24] passed a bill that would limit the use of single-use plastic bags, paper bags, plastic straws and polystyrene food containers in New Jersey …” – If signed by the governor, the bill would “… prohibit food service businesses from giving customers single-use plastic bags and polystyrene food containers. The bans apply to a variety of businesses, including restaurants, convenience stores, food trucks, movie theaters and grocery stores that are 2,500 square feet or larger. Grocery stores specifically would be prohibited from giving paper bags to customers … The restrictions would become effective after an 18-month grace period, except for the straw ban which has a year-long grace period … the bill also creates a ‘Plastics Advisory Council’ …” - The web link to the story is included in the post on the home page of Plastic Food Packaging Waste News