Editorial: N.J. needs its statewide ban in single-use plastics soon

new jersey environment, recycling, plastic

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – This month, three more Jersey Shore towns joined the movement to ban or strictly regulate the provision of single-use plastic bags by most stores.

That makes 17 municipalities in the state with ordinances pending in another 10 towns.

There are a lot of variations in the local rules. Among the three new ordinances, Brigantine is banning single-use plastic carryout bags. Avalon is also prohibiting the distribution of plastic straws and plastic foam food containers. Stone Harbor matches neighboring Avalon and adds a ban on other disposable foodware, including cutlery, containers and bowls …

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