Montclair Township Council will introduce an ordinance prohibiting single-use plastic bags at Tuesday night’s Montclair Council meeting.
At least 17 municipalities and one county in New Jersey already have plastic bag regulations in effect, according to NJ.com.
Support for the ban comes from Montclair resident Keeley Gorman, who has sent a petition to Mayor Jackson, supporting the movement to make Montclair plastic-bag free.
I have lived in Montclair my entire life, and I’ve come to greatly appreciate nature because of our beautiful parks and bustling town. I want to do everything I can to keep our town as well as our planet clean, and that process starts small. Ideally, we’d all be able to give up plastic tomorrow, but that’s not sustainable for everyone. However, it is sustainable to say no to plastic bags as a town! Whether you’re just one person, a business, or the mayor’s office, your impact would be huge. It is fiscally and environmentally more responsible to refuse single-use plastic as much as possible!