GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Glen Rock Environmental Commission and the Green Team will be handing out free reusable bags at various events to help ease-in the single-use bag ban implemented by the Borough Council in April. Businesses are welcome to participate with their own bags with logos, as well.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, single-use plastic carry-out bags will be banned for use in Glen Rock.

As part of the borough efforts to help residents and businesses prepare for the implementation of ordinance, the Glen Rock Environmental Commission (GREC) and the Green Team will hand out free reusable bags at various events in Glen Rock from June through December, according to Sylvia Rabacchi, GREC co-chair.

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Rabacchi said all Glen Rock businesses are invited to donate reusable bags (with logo if desired) for GREC to hand out. The businesses will be responsible for designing the bags, paying for them, and delivering them to Borough Hall.

If interested, businesses should fill out the Bag Form .

The Single-Use Bag Reduction ordinance was designed "to reduce the number of disposable carryout bags that are being used, discarded, and littered," according to the language in the ordinance.

Councilwoman Arati Kreibich spearheaded the effort saying the governing body should "promote the use of reusable carryout bags by retail establishments located within the Borough in order to curb litter on the streets, protect our marine environment and waterways,and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and solid waste."