News Flash

Township News

Posted on: June 1, 2022

Bag Up NJ

bag-up

bag-up

The "Bag Up NJ" campaign is the New Jersey Clean Communities Council’s new single use plastic and paper bag ban outreach campaign, which has a simple message: Bring your own reusable bag(s) when you shop.

This campaign educates and reminds consumers about their options for sustainability at the checkout counter. Consumers can bring their own reusable bags when they shop and recycle their plastic bags.

On Nov. 4, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Legislature enacted the most progressive bag ban law in the country. The law prevents litter and encourages the use of reusable bags by phasing out single-use plastic and paper bags.

The law bans plastic bags, regardless of thickness, at grocery stores and retail out-lets, as well as paper bags at grocery stores measuring more than 2,500 square feet. It also bans polystyrene foam food service products; and makes plastic straws at restaurants available only upon request.

While we often hear about the environmental impact of disposable plastic bags, it is important to remember that disposable paper bags have a significant impact on the environment too. Papermaking requires large inputs of water, energy, chemicals, and wood, and produces various wastes and emissions that must be controlled or treated. Additionally, paper bags require ten times the amount of trucks to deliver the same quantity of bags, resulting in increased truck traffic and diesel emissions.

The statewide ban on disposable bags goes into effect on May 4, 2022 and will cre-ate an effective and uniform sustainable policy for all shoppers and business own-ers in NJ. Reducing waste and litter statewide is a good thing; “This smart, uniform statewide law preempts all local ordinances. ”said New Jersey Food Council CEO Linda Doherty, who is also president of the New Jersey Clean Communities Council.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Township News

election-2022

2022 Elections

Posted on: August 2, 2022
Jackson Day 2022-1

Jackson Day 2022

Posted on: August 2, 2022
spray park 2022

Jackson Township Spray Park is Open

Posted on: June 20, 2022
Jackson_E-news

Town News

Posted on: April 12, 2022
ssa1

Social Security News Release

Posted on: April 4, 2022
2022 Budget Presentation_Page1

2022 Budget Presentation

Posted on: March 22, 2022
Report Pothole

Report a Pothole

Posted on: February 9, 2022
vaccine1

Covid-19 Vaccine & Clinics

Posted on: June 13, 2021
Council

Township Council Meeting (Live Stream)

Posted on: December 31, 2020
Register Ready

Are You Register Ready?

Posted on: May 13, 2020
OC_Mosquito

OC Mosquito Extermination Commission

Posted on: March 22, 2021