New Jersey lawmakers should sack that ban on bags

According to a recent opinion column on, plastic bags are “a model of efficiency.” Even though it weighs just a seventh of an ounce, it can carry up to 15 pounds of cargo. And when they go to the landfill, plastic bags take up a whole lot less space than paper bags. The typical paper shopping bag weighs about 25 times more than a plastic bag. Visit to learn why New Jersey lawmakers should “sack” the plastic bag ban.