Number of New Jersey towns banning plastic bags grows in 2019, more poised to join the crowd

Plastic bags at Walmart

JON TULEYA / PHILLY VOICE – Could 2019 be the beginning of the end for the plastic shopping bag in the Delaware Valley? They won’t go completely extinct in the new year, but let’s just say shoppers should get in the habit of keeping reusable bags handy.

As of New Year’s Day, 19 New Jersey municipalities have passed ordinances to prohibit or restrict stores from providing single-use plastic bags to customers. Some of the laws already have taken effect, others went into effect Jan., 1 and some will be enacted later this year.

These towns – the one’s in South Jersey are listed further below – are ahead of the curve in New Jersey, but not by much …

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