Plastic Bag Ban

NJ’s Ban on Plastic Carryout Bags & Polystyrene Foam in Stores, Grocery Stores & Food Service Businesses

EFFECTIVE MAY 4, 2022

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?

Starting May 4, 2022, New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores and food service businesses may not provide or
sell single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products. Single-use paper carryout bags are allowed to be provided or sold, except by grocery stores equal to or larger than 2500 square feet, which may only provide or sell reusable carryout bags. After November 4, 2021, plastic straws may be provided only upon the request of the customer.

Plastic Bag Law
Ban Waiver & Cover Letter
Plastic Ban Law Flyer-Spanish
Plastic Ban Law Flyer-English
List of Establishments/Banned Items
Ban on Polystyrene Foam Food Service Products
Q&A