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New Jersey legislature passes toughest US ban on plastic and paper bags, heads to Governor

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New Jersey legislature passes toughest US ban on plastic and paper bags, heads to Governor

September 30, 2020 - 17:14
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HACKENSACK, NJ , Sept. 30, 2020 (Local News) -The most wide-ranging ban on plastic products and paper bags in the U.S. is only a step away from becoming law in New Jersey.

TheAssembly and Senate passed a billThursday that will enact several restrictions on everyday products in an effort to curb plastic pollution that has inundated New Jersey's beaches, riverfronts and water supplies.

It will now go to Gov. Phil Murphy, who signaled support for a statewide plastics ban two years ago when he vetoed a bill that would have placed a fee on plastic bags.

North Jersey.com - NJ Legislature passes nation's toughest ban on plastic and paper bags. Here's what it does

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