Skip to comments.Going shopping? N.J. wants to impose fees on bags, but critics say it won't stop littering
Posted on 06/21/2018 3:54:51 PM PDT by GuavaCheesePuff
In the battle against litter in the Garden State, plastic bags have been public enemy number one.
Several municipalities, mostly along the Shore, have acted on their own to limit plastic bag use either through fees or bans. But for years, efforts for statewide regulation of the bags has failed to gain traction.
Now, state lawmakers have decided that it is time to move forward.
A new fee on plastic and paper shopping bags is being pushed through the state legislature: The bill cleared budget committees in both the Assembly and Senate on Tuesday and could be passed as early as this Thursday. Legislative leaders expect the proposal to generate $23.4 million, and according to the bill that money will go toward getting lead out of schools and homes.
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Yawn ,just another TAX
Just fees on new bags, or fees on old bags too?
Will not help, the people who litter do not pay for the bags, thus still litter with them. The ones who pay for them were not littering. California been there done that, just more money to give the litterers from the tax Payers.
I’d rather just purchase new plastic bags as I need them, vs storing a trunkful of old crusty wrinkled bags.
Those pre-purchased fabric bags are often portable bacteria farms, because the typical owner does not wash them very often, if ever. And yes, a bacteria commonly found in fabric grocery bags does include our pal E-Coli.
Oh look, it’s Governor Murphy separating parents from their money again.
Just returned from vacation in Utah and northern Nevada. There was no litter! Not one Walmart bag waving from a sagebrush! No plastic bottles on the side of the road.
What is the difference in there and here? I think I know.
Those proposing this measure should put the bags over their heads and breathe deeply.
We have that stupid law in California, of course, and it has not reduced the amount of litter one bit. The plastic grocery bags were re-used and recycled. I do a lot of walking on sidewalks and I am an expert on litter. Most of the litter is cups and snack food packaging.
I always keep a couple in the car and use them over and over.
The money collected goes to the supermarkets and bribes to the democrat party.
Stores charge .10 and Pavilions is charging .25 per bag.
I have a collapsible crate in my car and often just put the stuff in the cart then into the crate. Holds more, easier to carry, doesn’t tip over, and no bags required.
Self check out and BYOB (bag). Every time I go to the grocery store, I have scrounge around in the back of the shelf and in another section to find the needed item so I’m stocking the shelf. There’s zero customer service these days.
New Jersey...the Garbage State.
Just Google "plastic grocery bag handi hanger"
In Calif, we had plastic bags made of baking powder or some sort of stuff that broke down in the sun.
Then enviros decided to ban plastic bags. But wait, they brought out thicker bags, not biodegradable in the least. And charged for them.
Now the thicker bags are blowing in the wind just like the old bags, except the old bags broke down into little pieces to blow around and the thicker bags just stay tumbleweeds.
Bingo. Remember when I was a kid picking up soda bottles on my paper route ..... loved those people.
Good times; bought my first tennis racket with the nickels I got from collecting discarded soda cans.