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Apr 08

New Jersey Bans Single-Use Plastic Products to Begin May 4

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on April 8, 2022 at 11:00 AM by Legislative Staff

Starting on Wednesday, May 4, New Jersey will implement the Single-Use Plastic Reduction Law (P.L 2020, C.117), which bans single-use plastic bags, straws, and polystyrene foam foodservice products. The law states that New Jersey businesses are banned from providing or selling single-use plastic products, except for providing a plastic straw upon request to comply with federal ADA regulations.

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Oct 01

Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Passed by Legislature

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on October 1, 2020 at 10:57 AM by Legislative Staff

On September 24, the legislature passed S-864 which prohibits the sale of single use plastic carryout bags, single use paper carry-out bags, polystyrene foam food service products, and creates limits for single use plastic straws. The legislation would take effect 18 months after the bill is signed by the Governor. Once passed, this legislation will be the strictest plastic ban in the United States preempting all other local regulations and ordinances in New Jersey. Municipalities will not be permitted to adopt any rules, regulations, or ordinances that regulates to single use plastic straws, single use carry out bags, and polystyrene foam food service products.

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