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New Jersey banning single use bags

New Jersey banning single use bags

The State of New Jersey is banning single use bags. Obstacle or Opportunity?

First, some background.

The United States is increasingly moving to put environmentally-minded ambitions into action with the most notable impact being the availability of drinking straws at your favorite restaurant and banning those ubiquitous plastic bags from the supermarket. The bags not only help bring your groceries home, they double as garbage bags for your car, trash bags for the hall bathroom, and of course, essential equipment for picking up after Fido on the morning walk..

As with most topics, there are really good people on all sides of these hotly debated issues. Regardless of your personal views, these changes are coming. Some of the changes are by practice with eco-minded eateries acting on their own to limit the availability of drinking straws and other changes are taking place by top-down edict, such as in New Jersey.

Locally, navitend is partnering with local sports clubs to procure a number of branded shopping bags to not only meet the need of preparing for this bag ban change on May first, but also using the opportunity to help the clubs raise some much-needed funds to support their respective programs. The bags will have the logos of the participating clubs printed on the side, along with navitend's logo. We're hoping for a friendly take-over of the local ShopRite with orange shopping bags!

At present we have the following clubs participating in our collaborative fundraiser:

Hobb Engler Baseball and Lenape Blazers Softball

Lenape Football and Cheer

Lenape Soccer

Lenape Hoops Basketball

Lenape Lacrosse

If you want to participate contact your club organizer for a link to the online order form.

Contact us at 973.448.0070


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