Single-use plastic bag ban in New Jersey
It is the strictest ban on plastics in the country, and it is now in effect for the entire state of New Jersey. The ban on single-use plastic bags went into effect last Wednesday after New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the law 18 months ago.
The ban means most grocery stores in the Garden State will not be allowed to give out single-use plastic or paper bags. Restaurants and convenience stores may provide single-use paper bags to customers, but not plastic. Styrofoam containers, like the ones used for take-out food, are also banned.