Opinion: New Jersey needs a plastic bag law

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JEFF TITTEL / NORTHJERSEY.COM – Plastic bags have now become a menace to the environment. They are killing birds and sea mammals and polluting our waterways and beaches. Pieces of plastic are eaten by wildlife, which prevents food digestion and causes the animal to starve to death. Plastic bags are made from natural gas. More plastic bags mean more pipelines, more fracking, and more fossil fuel use.

Some New Jersey towns are banning plastic bags. Why isn’t the state? …

Jeff Tittel is director of the New Jersey Sierra Club.

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