“On Thursday, the New Jersey legislature passed a ban on plastic and paper bags, polystyrene containers, and plastic straws. The climate change and pollution deniers will be condemning the move as destroying businesses, it’s the wrong time, paper is good, and more. The reality remains, we must decrease the production of waste across the planet. Our environment simply cannot sustain the pollution and waste which is expanding every day.   

The proper approach is not to blame, to incite, to condemn, etc. The proper approach is to research the most efficient and beneficial ways to implement the changes coming over the next eighteen months.  New Providence needs to look at the coming bans as an opportunity to become leaders in educating citizens and assisting businesses in best practices. For example, there are alternatives to paper and plastic bags which are available now. Why not promote our town by using these alternatives as advertising media for our businesses and community.” - Allen Swanson, write-in candidate for New Providence Borough Council

Above is the position of Allen Swanson. Allen is a New Providence activist, an advocate for protecting the environment, an advocate for social and environmental justice, an advocate for government transparency and accountability. I am a 26-year resident of New Providence. My wife and I have raised 2 children in this town, and I am endorsing Allen Swanson for Borough Council.  We love this town, but it’s time for some new ideas to make this town even better.

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Allen is running as a write-in candidate for the New Providence Borough Council. Give him a voice for our future.   

Write-in Allen Swanson as your “Personal Choice” on your mail in ballot.