Petition statement to be delivered to The New Jersey State Senate

Vote Yes on Plastic-Bag Bill S-812

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Vote Yes on Plastic-Bag Bill S-812

To be delivered to The New Jersey State Senate

Petition Statement

Please support S-812, the "Carryout Bag Reduction and Recycling Act," and make the Garden State the leader in environmental responsibility by taking a stand to reduce the use of single-use plastic bags.
There are currently 1,848 signatures. NEW goal - We need 2,000 signatures!

Petition Background

New Jersey residents use an estimated 3 billion plastic bags a year. The immediate convenience of single-use plastic bags comes with significant long-term economic and environmental costs. Bill S-812 would require a 5-cent fee for each single-use plastic or paper bag, and would incentivize a 5-cent refund for each consumer-provided bag. Bill S-812 would create a uniform state-wide policy encouraging all citizens to switch to reusable bags. The effect of S-812 will be to significantly reduce plastic bag use and litter on our beautiful shore and in our communities while creating a fund to help with environmental cleanup.

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