It's going to be a lot easier than you think it will.

This is not going to be a big deal, we can all survive without a plastic bag.

Although it may take a while to get used to, the plastic bag ban is a good idea.  Before you get upset, just hear me out...

Why is the plastic bag ban a good idea?

This plastic ban bag will help the environment, and it goes much deeper than a bunch of bags laying around.  It'll save animals, cut non-renewable resources that add to global warming, and cut down on toxic chemicals, just to name a few benefits from conserve-energy-future.com.

How many times have people complained about the state of the world?  If the goal is to make things better for us, our kids, and our grandkids, we have to start somewhere.

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When does New Jersey's single-use plastic bag ban start?

The single-use plastic bag ban begins on May 4th in New Jersey.  If you're wanting to hold onto your plastic bags from the stores, you've got just about a week from today, April 26th, left to stock up.

Is the single-use plastic bag ban really that bad?

No. The single-use plastic bag ban isn't really that big of a deal.  As you may know, I spend a lot of time out in Los Angeles where there is already a plastic bag ban.  It's a bit jarring at first, but you get used to carrying a bunch of canvas bags with you in your trunk.

I honestly prefer canvas bags to thin single-use plastic bags.  How many times have you had to double bag groceries out of fear that your plastic bag will rip?  Canvas bags are so much better for carrying heavy grocery hauls.  Plus, if you get a bigger canvas bag, that means fewer trips from your car to your door.

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I promise you, you'll survive this single-use plastic bag ban!

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