New Jersey moves closer to banning plastic bags – and paper ones, too

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PRANSHU VERMA / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER – New Jersey lawmakers moved closer Thursday to banning plastic and paper bags, along with Styrofoam containers, in what would be one of the strictest bans in the nation.

Lawmakers in the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee approved an amended version of the bill that calls for single-use plastic bags and paper bags to be banned one year after the law goes into effect …

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