The city of Jersey City, New Jersey has taken the first step to ban stores from using plastic checkout bags. At the regular scheduled meeting on October 25, Jersey City City Council had the First Reading of Ord. 10-140.
This Ordinance would amend the Jersey City code to:
1) Require the use of compostable plastic, recycled paper and/or reusable checkout bags by stores located in the City of Jersey City
2) Provide penalties for violations
NBC New York did a special report about the possibility of the plastic bag ban in Jersey City.