Background: Greener JC is thrilled to announce the second round of the Greening Your Business Grant! Greener JC has received funding from The Love Beauty and Planet Project to support plastic reduction efforts in the Jersey City business community. The first round of grants opened in Fall 2021 and was awarded to 8 businesses throughout Jersey City in early 2022. The second round of funding is now available to support additional businesses as they transition away from plastics.
Plastic pollution has a significant impact on our environment that requires the participation of as many as possible to help keep our Earth clean. Plastic pollution affects our marine wildlife, intensifies global warming, and pollutes the air we breathe. Greener JC is funding organizations and businesses that are determined to take initiatives toward reducing plastic pollution and fostering a cleaner and healthier environment.
Through this grant opportunity, Jersey City businesses can apply to receive funding of up to $1,000 to support their plastic reduction efforts. Funding can support the purchase of more eco-conscious items, efforts to phase out styrofoam or plastic straws, or other programs to decrease plastic use in any area of the business. Beginning May 4, 2022, single-use carryout bags and polystyrene foam foodservice products will be banned in New Jersey stores and foodservice businesses, so take advantage of this opportunity to get your business prepared while doing your part to make a greener Jersey City.