Paramus, the retail colossus of New Jersey, looks to ban plastic bags

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STEPHANIE NODA / NORTHJERSEY.COM – You can shop till you drop, but you won’t be getting any plastic bags to tote your merchandise, if a proposal to ban plastic bags is  approved by the borough.

Single-use plastic bags and Styrofoam may be banned as soon as January in one of the nation’s preeminent shopping hubs.

The Borough Council introduced the ordinance last week that will ban plastic bags and Styrofoam from every store and restaurant, including the borough’s four major malls. The final draft of the ordinance will be tweaked with input from the Paramus Environmental Commission in the coming days …

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