Jersey City single-use plastic bag ban goes into effect

RAVEN SANTANA / NJTV NEWS – The next time you go shopping in Jersey City, you may want to have an extra bag on hand to carry your items or you may have to pay for a reusable bag at checkout.

That’s because the city’s single-use plastic bag ban officially took effect Friday at all retail and food establishments. Jersey City is now the largest city in the state to implement the ban.

“If a place like Jersey City can accomplish it with our size and diversity and different communities, there’s no reason that the entire state of New Jersey can’t achieve the same,” Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop said …

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