More towns are saying no to plastic bags. Is a statewide bag ban coming?

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MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM – The plastic bags are everywhere. They’re in the stores you shop at, and then they’re in the trash when you get home. Maybe some of you stuff them under the kitchen sink, saving the thin plastic bag to carry a future lunch. A few of you might even recycle the bags.

But it’s not enough.

Plastic bags continue to litter New Jersey, drifting through the air and being washed down drains towards their inevitable final destination: The ocean. And the bags stick around once they’re there, inevitably injecting bits of plastic into the food chain as they’re eaten by fish and shellfish …

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