The Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce Presents “Countdown to NJ’s 2022 Ban on Plastic Bags and Polystyrene Foam” as part of the Chamber’s Workforce and Business Resources Series: Connecting You With What You Need to Know. The Program is Courtesy of The Human Resources and Government Affairs Committees.
Countdown to NJ’s 2022 Ban on Plastic Bags and Polystyrene Foam
The New Jersey Business Action Center, the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, and the New Jersey Clean Communities Council are working together to help businesses prepare for a new law, effective May 4, 2022, which ends the use of all single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products, and the use of single-use paper carryout bags at grocery stores at or over 2500 square feet in size. This applies to all retail stores, grocery stores and food service businesses statewide, from restaurants and delis to food trucks and cafeterias. In addition, plastic straws will be limited to by-customer-request-only after November 4, 2021. Find out what you need to know to comply with the law and resources to help you prepare now.
Our 1-Hour Program Will Cover:
- What are the elements of the new plastic ban law?
- Does the new law pertain to me? Are there any exemptions or waivers?
- What educational resources are available to help local governments and businesses with outreach?
- What resources are available to assist towns, municipalities and the public comply?
Presented by: Janet Robertson, Project Manager, NJ Business Action Center; Erin Jensen, Environmental Specialist, Div. of Solid/Hazardous Waste, NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection; and JoAnn Gemenden, Executive Director, NJ Clean Communities Council
Free for Members (Limited to 50)
Non-Members – $25 – Please E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org.