Scientists estimate that it could take up to 1,000 years for a plastic bag to "go away". Plastic bags are not biodegradable. Roughly 95% of all plastic bags in United States are NOT recycled, according to the US Environment Protection Agency. Banning or restricting plastic bags isn't a new idea. Other countries have already taken action. Ireland, for example, has a tax on plastic bags. China's complete ban of plastic bags has saved them roughly 4.8 million tonnes of oil as of June 2012, as stated by an NDRC government offical. In all, over 1/3 of the worlds' countries have restricted plastic bags.Hawaii, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle are among the first to ban plastic bags in the US. West Orange can lead New Jersey with being the next! See San Fransico's bag-ban policy here: https://sfenvironment.org/checkout-bag-ordinance
Banned in Europe, California, and Canada. West Orange can lead the way for NJ. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is the most-used agricultural chemical ever. Mounting scientific evidence of its human health impacts indicates that it may also be the most devastating.