TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Plastic and paper bags will be banned in New Jersey.
Single-use paper and plastic will be prohibited in all stores and food service businesses.READ MORE: 7-Year-Old Killed, Teen Hurt In Paterson, NJ Stabbing
Disposable food containers and cups made of polystyrene foam will also be banned.READ MORE: 3 Teens Charged In Manhattan Subway Attacks, Police Release Video Of New Suspect Believed To Be Group's Lookout
Gov. Phil Murphy has signed the legislation, which will take effect in May 2022. Businesses and consumers will have 18 months to prepare for the change.
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