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Posted on: March 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] NJ Ban on Plastic Take Out Containers, Ban on Single-Use Bags, & Plastic Straws By-Request-Only

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State of New Jersey Ban on Polystyrene Foam Food Service Products, Ban on Single-Use Carryout Bags, and Plastic Straws By-Request-Only 

Starting May 4, 2022:

  • The State of New Jersey’s ban on polystyrene foam take out containers begins.
  • New Jersey’s ban on the use of single-use carry out bags begins and will replace Asbury Park’s current ban on single-use carry out plastic bags. 
  • Food service businesses can only provide single-use plastic straws to customers upon request.

For more information, visit the NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s resource page at 

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