Plastic Bag Ban- May 4th, 2022

Starting May 4, 2022, New Jersey retail, grocery, and foodservice businesses may not provide or sell single-use plastic carryout bags. This law will prohibit all single-use plastic bags, no matter the thickness of the plastic. To be considered a reusable bag in NJ the bag will need to be washable (either hand wash or machine wash), have stitched handles, and be manufactured for at least 125 reuses. The stitched handle requirement rules out the use of thicker plastic carryout bags. In addition, all polystyrene foam foodservice products are banned for use and sale.

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