NJ's plastic bag ban goes into impact

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. – New Jersey’s ban on plastic luggage went into impact Wednesday.

Each single-use plastic luggage and foam meals service merchandise are actually banned.

Loads of shops are giving out free reusable luggage to assist folks make the transition.

“Wawa has 272 shops in New Jersey…we’re handing out 1000 luggage at every location to assist our communities and embrace the change,” stated Chelsea Kechely, common supervisor of Wawa in Phillipsburg.

Companies smaller than 2500 sq. toes are allowed to supply or promote single-use paper luggage, however bigger grocery shops can solely present reusable choices.

“It is good as a result of there’s plenty of rubbish that finally ends up getting blown away within the parking tons and stuff. It is not an excessive amount of hassle to get a few fabric luggage and bag it your self. Something to assist the surroundings,” stated Yanni Tasevski, of Stewartsville.

Whereas some welcome the change, others are hesitant.

“I feel it may be tougher on our seniors and even those who’re handicapped. I do not know what they’re considering of,” stated Peggy Hissim, of Oxford.

The ban is taken into account one among, if not the strictest, within the nation.

It was signed into regulation in November of 2020, giving companies 18 months put together.

Final November, New Jersey made the change to solely enable plastic straws to be supplied upon the request of consumers.

Companies could possibly be fined as much as $5,000 per day for repeated violations.

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