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.
The “Bag Up NJ” campaign is the New Jersey Clean Communities Council’s new single-use plastic and paper bag ban outreach campaign, which has a simple message: Bring your own reusable bag(s) when you shop.
The Borough of Bellmawr is reminding its resident to “bag up” for a cleaner environment and is delivering reusable cloth bags to the residents to use when they go shopping.
This campaign educates and reminds consumers about their options for sustainability at the checkout counter.
The law prevents litter and encourages the use of reusable bags by phasing out single-use plastic and paper bags.
Consumers can bring their own reusable bags when they shop and recycle their plastic bags.
On Nov. 4, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Legislature enacted the most progressive bag ban law in the country.