“This is great news for our island and the local environment." ~ Alliance for a Living Ocean Executive Director Kyle Gronostajski 

According to a recent Sandpaper article, the proposed "plastic bag" ban begins tomorrow (5/1) in Long Beach Township.

"No business or store shall provide any single-use, plastic carryout bags to a customer at the check stand, cash register, point of sale, or other point of departure for the purpose of transporting products or goods out of the business or store, except as otherwise provided” in the measure. Business or store is defined in the ordinance as an “establishment that engages in the retail sale of goods and products. The definition includes, but is not limited to, pharmacies, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, clothing stores, surf shops, food marts, and food service establishments." ~ Ordinance 17-31C

Patrons will have to bring their own reusable bags to stores in the township, or pay a small fee for recycled paper bags.

 

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