Plastic bag ban: Will Phil Murphy get involved in NJ?

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RUSS ZIMMER / APP.COM – A prospective ban or fee for plastic grocery bags – one that would assess a 5-cent per bag charge on shoppers – could represent an early test on just how deep new Gov. Phil Murphy’s commitment is to environmental causes.

Environmentalists in New Jersey are hopeful that a new administration and legislative leadership will eliminate plastic bags – which can become a particularly insidious form of pollution in the ocean – from supermarkets, gas stations and corner stores.

But first, somebody has to convince the skeptical people of New Jersey to rally behind the cause …

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