Polystyrene foam (aka styrofoam), plastic straws, and plastic bags are some of the most commonly found items littered in our communities and on our beaches. They are a blight on our cities, and injure animals when ingested. Similar legislation in other states and cities has led to reductions in single-use plastic waste and pollution. The Surfrider Foundation issued a call to action for New Jersey residents to submit their comments and show support for the bill. We saw over 7,000 signatures and comments!
Although this is a giant step for New Jersey, the fight is not over. We expect both houses to vote on the measure before the legislative sessions is up in mid-January. You can still voice your opinion and support with our action alert link below. This is a huge opportunity for New Jersey to show its leadership in the fight against plastic pollution!