plastic bags in hoboken are a no-no starting tuesday

by:Chengbai     2020-01-10
HOBOKEN —
Hoboken\'s store will be BYOB this week: bring your own bag.
On Tuesday, the city\'s ban on plastic bags came into effect, making Hoboken the state\'s largest city, saying \"no thanks\" to singles\"
Use plastic bags that cause global waste.
All retail outlets are prohibited by law
With some exceptions, customers can use plastic bags and ask the store to provide reusable bags for a fee.
Nitesh Patel is the manager of Super Foods, a small deli located on the Third Street.
Patel says he supports the ban, but expects it to lose business because customers don\'t remember to bring their luggage every time they shop there.
\"I would say 80% of people would be unhappy,\" he said . \". A 45-year-
On Monday morning, the old man named Dan was shopping at ShopRite, saying he \"didn\'t like\" The ban on plastic bags.
Dan declined to give his last name and said he would support him more if the store offered rewards such as discounts per pack.
\"I think it will be a big trouble,\" he said . \".
\"I think it will be fun to come here tomorrow when people start screaming.
\"Retailers can still use plastic bags on items like frozen food, flowers, newspapers and dry cleaning.
The store must provide the welfare recipient with reusable bags free of charge.
Retailers can apply for exemption from the mayor and council committee (
The request comes with a fee of $100).
At least 16 towns across the state have passed laws restricting the use of plastic bags, from
At Sommers Point, it is forbidden to charge plastic bags in Belmar.
Even in politically inactive Hoboken and the City of Jersey, banning plastic bags is a popular idea, where they were unanimously approved in June, if the council passes a similar ban by zero vote, the ban will take effect within six months.
There are no Republicans in either institution.
The bans appear less popular in the eyes of Angela lomasini, a senior researcher at the liberal think tank competition Enterprise Institute.
Logomasini told jersey daily that making reusable bags has its own environmental costs and there are potential health risks if shoppers don\'t clean them.
A 2008 study from the UK Environment Agency found that the life of the bag is longer than that of a single bag
The use of plastic bags requires more resources in production, so it is more likely to have a greater environmental impact.
Logomasini admits that plastic bags will produce more garbage, but she still opposes attempts to completely eliminate it.
\"Dealing with them correctly is the answer, not banning them,\" Logomasini said . \". Terrence T.
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