New York just agreed to ban plastic bags. Is New Jersey next?

Plastic bags at Walmart

SCOTT FALLON / NJ ENVIRONMENT NEWS – New Jersey’s efforts to ban plastic bags, straws and foam food containers has remained in legislative limbo for six months, with no action in Trenton on a bill championed by supporters as the strongest set of plastic regulations in the nation.

Now environmentalists hope New York’s adoption this week of a ban on thin supermarket bags will help reinvigorate efforts in New Jersey to do away with products that make up a sizeable portion of pollution found in every corner of the Garden State.

New York’s ban “takes away the idea that New Jersey would be the guinea pig for plastic bans on the East Coast,” said Doug O’Malley, director of Environment New Jersey …

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