Single Use Plastic – New Jersey Bans Plastic and Paper Bags

On November 4, 2020, the governor of New Jersey signed into law “… S864, which prohibits the use of single-use plastic and paper bags in all stores and food service businesses statewide … Starting May 2022, both plastic and paper single-use bags, as well as disposable food containers and cups made out of polystyrene foam, will be banned … Moving forward, the focus throughout the state will be on using reusable bags …” – Some plastic bags are exempt “… for an additional two years …” - The web link to the news release is included in the post on the home page of Plastic Food Packaging Waste News at #SingleUsePlastic #PlasticWaste #NewJersey