Tag: plastic

Camden County, N.J. bans plastic straws at its facilities, events

HADDON HEIGHTS, N.J. – The Democrat-controlled Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted Thursday evening to ban single-use plastic straws at county facilities (including its jail and college campuses) as well as county events. The ban will take effect on Read More

Taxing paper and plastic bags isn’t crazy enough. N.J. may soon ban them (and straws, too).

TRENTON, N.J. – Governor Phil Murphy was underwhelmed by last year’s effort to tax plastic and paper bags in New Jersey. Apparently? It just wasn’t crazy enough. Support is now reportedly coalescing around the right kind of crazy for the Read More

Murphy will veto plastic bag tax… because the environmentalists want a full ban?

SPARTA, N.J. – Remember that 5-cent single-use plastic bag tax the state legislature passed back in the spring? Governor Phil Murphy is prepared to veto it, but not because he’s adverse to new taxes. Reportedly, the real reason is opposition from New Read More

Pennacchio compares Murphy’s shopping bag tax to Florio’s toilet paper tax

TRENTON, N.J. — State Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) isn’t just calling on Governor Phil Murphy to veto the recent 5 cent paper and plastic bag tax passed by New Jersey’s legislature. He’s also planning to introduce legislation to repeal it if Read More