Bayonne, NJ — BCB Bank has teamed with the City of Bayonne to help residents conveniently adapt to the city’s new ban on single-use plastic bags by providing free vinyl tote bags to any visitor of its Bayonne branches. 

A new ordinance banning stores from providing customers with single-use plastic bags took effect in Bayonne January 1st. When the new law went into effect BCB was more than happy to help, according to Thomas Coughlin, the bank’s President and CEO.

“As a community bank anchored in Bayonne, we have long been committed to helping the city’s residents in every way we can, supporting community causes and being a good corporate neighbor,” Coughlin said. “This is a double win. By providing residents with reusable tote bags for shopping, we are not only helping them but helping the environment, as well. We fully support the City’s effort to make the city cleaner and greener.”

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The ordinance was passed to help reduce litter and mitigate the impact of plastic on marine life. Bayonne is one of handful of New Jersey cities to enact such an ordinance.

The free reusable tote bags are available at any BCB Bank Branches in Bayonne to all residents. It is not required to be a BCB customer.