A bill making its way through the New Jersey Legislature seeks to correct an unintended consequence of the single-use bag ban.

Since the ban on single-use plastic bags began in May 2022, those who have their groceries delivered receive them in reusable bags for each delivery instead of single-use plastic bags. However, for this subset

Bill S2515, signed into law last month, establishes recycled content requirements starting in 2024 for certain plastic, glass and paper packaging and bans polystyrene packing peanuts.

Starting in 2024, rigid plastic containers will be required to contain at least 10% postconsumer recycled content, while plastic beverage containers will need to contain at least 15%. 

Note, February 27, 2020: The NJDEP has made available licensing registration forms referenced in our original blog post that must be submitted by any entity engaged in “soil and fill recycling services” by April 20, 2020.  NJDEP also issued  a guidance document and FAQs.  These documents can be found here.  

On January 21, 2020,