Bag Up & Skip The Straw Campaign

NJCCC: Bag Up & Skip The Straw Law In Effect

TRENTON - (September 29, 2021) - As of skipstrawMay 4, 2022, per New Jersey Law passed in 2020 by Gov. Phil Murphy, single-use plastic bags, regardless of thickness, at grocery stores and retail establishments - as well as paper bags at grocery stores at or larger than 2,500 square feet - are banned. The law also bans polystyrene foam takeout food containers and other products such as plates, cups, food trays and utensils.

Additionally, plastic straws are now only be available upon request. Data shows a single plastic straw is used for an average of 10 minutes, yet takes more than 100 years to decompose, thus making it a serious threat to our wildlife - especially marine life.

The "Bag Up NJ" campaign is the New Jersey Clean Communities Council’s new single use plastic and paper bag ban outreach campaign, which has a simple message: Bring your own reusable bag(s) when you shop.

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