Plastic bag alliance says New Jersey should use plastic bags again. They’re recyclable. | Opinion

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By Zachary Taylor While American families across the country have excitedly eyed the more than $580 million lottery jackpot up for grabs, New Jersey politicians are focused on a similarly sized but less dreamy issue: the massive increase in the consumption of stitched handle bags that comply with the Garden State’s bag ban. Data from the U.S. International Trade Commission from January to June of this year shows America is on track to import almost one bag for every dollar in the latest jackpot, more than 400 million additional stitched handle bags — an increase of 58%. Given New Jersey was th…

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