NJ Ban on Plastic Carryout Bags & Polystyrene Foam Food Containers – count down to May 4, 2022

Starting May 4, 2022, New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores and food service businesses may not provide or sell single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products.

Single-use paper carryout bags are allowed to be provided or sold, except by grocery stores equal to or larger than 2500 square feet, which may only provide or sell reusable carryout bags. After November 4, 2021, plastic straws may be provided only upon the request of the customer.

For more information refer to the links and videos below:

BUSINESS FACT SHEETS
NJ’s Ban on Plastic Carryout Bags & Polystyrene Foam in Stores, Grocery Stores & Food Service Businesses
https://files.business.nj.gov/BAC/Plastics%20Ban%20Law%20Factsheet%20English%20(11.01.21).pdf
https://files.business.nj.gov/BAC/Plastics%20Ban%20Law%20Factsheet%20Spanish%20(11.01.21).pdf

POWERPOINTS
NJBAC https://nj.gov/state/bac/assets/ppt/NJBAC-Plastics-Reduction-Law.pdf
NJDEP https://nj.gov/state/bac/assets/ppt/NJDEP-Plastics-Reduction-Law.pdf
NJCCC https://nj.gov/state/bac/assets/ppt/NJCCC-Plastics-Reduction-Law.pdf

 
VIDEOS
English – New Jersey Plastics Reduction Video (P.L. 2020, c117)
Anthony Martinez, NJBAC Small Business Advocate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B96oKulIId4
Spanish – New Jersey Plastics Reduction Video (P.L. 2020, c117)
Anthony Martinez, NJBAC Small Business Advocate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nTA1AaKngI

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