Maura Toomey - ReThink Disposable Coordinator

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Get Ready for the Bag Ban in New Jersey!

March 30, 2022

Get those reusable bags ready! On May 4th, plastic carryout bags will be banned in New Jersey and if you don’t already bring your own reusable bag to the store, now is the time to start!

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Victory for Zero Waste in the Garden State! NJ Passes Recycled Content Bill

January 12, 2022

Great news from New Jersey! The State Legislature just passed an ambitious new bill (S2515/A4676) that will require minimum percentages of post-consumer recycled content in a variety of packaging products, including rigid plastic containers, beverage containers, paper and plastic bags, trash bags, and glass containers. The new law, which is just awaiting Governor Murphy's signature, will also set incremental increases to the Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) percentages and bans Styrofoam packing peanuts.