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  • NJ A2396
  • Provides for decrease and eventual ban on use of non-compostable plastic grocery bags.
Introduced
(2/4/2016)
In Committee
(2/4/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill provides for the decrease and eventual ban on use of non-compostable plastic grocery bags at retail stores. Specifically, by November 30, 2016, every operator of a retail store must restrict the use of non-compostable plastic bags by 50% of the current volume and by December 31, 2018, all non-compostable plastic bags would be banned from use in this State. Every operator of a retail store must submit a report documenting the reduction in usage of non-compostable plastic bags to the Department of Environmental Protection on or before November 30, 2016. After January 1, 2019, every operator of a retail store must provide as carryout bags to customers either a recyclable paper bag, a compostable bag, or a reusable bag.
Environment and Solid Waste
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee  (on 2/4/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
2/4/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
None specified