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.

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Disposable food containers and cups made of polystyrene foam will also be banned.

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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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