New Jersey may ban all bags at supermarkets — no paper or plastic

Plastic bags at Walmart

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM – Last summer, New Jersey was on the verge of becoming a national leader in efforts to curb the use of plastic bags and cutback on plastic waste.

But when a bill landed on Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk, it was deemed not strict enough and vetoed. Murphy asked lawmakers to try again.

Now a growing number of states are outlawing single-use plastics. Maine became the latest on Tuesday, when the Gov. Janet Mills signed a new law banning polystyrene food containers, including Styrofoam. New Yorkpassed a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at the end of March …

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