Both the NJ Assembly and Senate passed A1978/S864 to ban single-use plastic bags, polystyrene foam food containers, and paper bags in large grocery stores, as well as limit single-use plastic straws to “on demand”. Now we need Governor Murphy to sign the bill!
What makes New Jersey’s single-use disposable ban special is that it goes beyond banning just plastic bags to include single-use paper bags in large grocery stores as well as foam containers. A1978/S864 aims to permanently change consumer behavior on a large scale and encourage the use of truly reusable bags and products. In combination, we can reduce the carbon and pollution footprint that these single use disposable plastic, foam and paper products have on our communities, health and environment
Please email Governor Murphy, and tell him to sign A1978/S864 without delay making New Jersey a leader in the fight against plastic pollution.