This bill, which was passed by state lawmakers in September and signed by Gov. Phil Murphy this morning, applies to single-use bags, paper bags, plastic straws, and polystyrene (Styrofoam) food containers. Called “the strictest stance against single-use plastics in the nation,” it’s a giant step forward in reducing the waste generated here in our state, helping to mitigate climate change. The ban goes into effect in May 2022. Read the full article HERE.