A bag ban in New Jersey could spell bad news for the plastics industry

Plastic bags at Walmart

WNYC – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signaled his approval of a proposed statewide ban on plastic shopping bags, which has businesses gearing up for a fight.

About two dozen municipalities in New Jersey, including Hoboken, already have some form of plastic ban. But the bill making its way through the state legislature now would ban single-use plastic grocery bags, plastic straws, and Styrofoam containers, making it the most aggressive anti-plastic legislation in the country …

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