Belmar Gives Businesses One Year to Ditch Plastic Bags for More Eco-Friendly Options

May 16, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — Looking to keep plastic bags off its beaches and out of its waterways, Belmar is starting with the business community to help make that happen.

The borough council approved an ordinance on May 15 that gives retail establishments until next spring to find a more environmental-friendly way to bag purchases before a ban on single-use plastic bags takes effect.

The borough is ...

Belmar in Full Bloom Again as a Tree City USA

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar is back to growing its record as a Tree City USA, an Arbor Day Foundation distinction held by more than 3,400 communities throughout the country.

It has earned the national designation for the second consecutive year after a 13-year hiatus — meeting these four core standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board, having a community tree ...

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