The biggest war on plastic is in New Jersey and bags, straws may not survive


SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM – The global push to ban everyday plastic products that litter oceans and waterways has no greater fight in the U.S. in 2019 than in New Jersey where the most far-reaching set of plastics regulations in the nation is slowly making its way through Trenton.

Manufacturers and retailers are gearing up to defeat a bill that would ban plastic bags, foam containers and plastic straws, fearing passage in New Jersey could prompt other states to adopt similar regulations.

“No state or major city has taken on all three so the stakes are high,” said John Weber, Mid-Atlantic manager of the Surfrider Foundation, a clean ocean and beach advocacy group …

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