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2023 New Jersey Women Business Leaders Forum REGISTER

NJBIA is alerting members of two ordinances being voted on by the Edison Township Council on Wednesday night.

The first ordinance would create a ban on single-use plastic bags and straws.  The specific language of the ordinance can be found here.

Gov. Phil Murphy currently has a bill on his desk (A-3267/S2600) that would impose a 5-cent fee on single-use carryout bags, an approach now enforced by several municipalities and counties to help foster the use of reusable bags by shoppers.

There are additional bills introduced in the Legislature which would call for a ban on single-use carryout bags and plastic straws.

Some industry groups, while lukewarm on the desire for a ban or a fee, would prefer a statewide policy, rather than a series of different local ordinances that confuse retailers and shoppers alike.

The second ordinance requires restaurants and all commercial establishments that serve food to identify on their menu foods that contain, or are prepared with, common ingredients that trigger food allergies.  The establishment would be required to list the allergens on only one menu.  The specifics of the ordinance can be found here.

NJBIA recommends that members with questions or concerns about  these ordinances contact the Edison Township  Council and advise our Government Affairs team at

Wednesday night’s meeting will take place be at 6 p.m. at Edison Township Hall at 100 Municipal Boulevard in Edison. A full agenda of the meeting can be found here.