Signed into law on November 4, 2020, New Jersey’s Plastic Pollution Reduction Law (P.L. 2020, c117) officially starts in May 4, 2022. On this date all single-use plastic carryout bags, like those found at restaurants, grocery and retail stores are banned. In addition, single-use paper carryout bags are banned in grocery stores over 2500 square feet.
Details regarding this law can be found on the State’s website or by accessing the handouts created by the Franklin Township Environmental Commission below: