Northern Jersey Sustainable Municipal Alliance

A coalition of Northern New Jersey Municipal Environmental Commissions are exploring regulations and other programs to reduce single use plastics in our environment.  We are seeking the feedback of residents to gauge interest in and support for these initiatives.  A separate survey will be to business owners in the community.   This survey should take less than four minutes to complete.  

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* 2. What do you typically use to carry your grocery shopping?

  Most often Sometimes Occasionally Never
Single use plastic bags
Paper bags
Reusable bags

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* 3. If you tend to rely on single-use bags, what prevents you from choosing to use reusable bags? (Please check all that apply.)

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* 4. After you use single-use plastic bags, how do you dispose of them? (check all that apply)

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* 5. Are you concerned about the impact of plastic waste on the environment?

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* 6. Are you aware of the issue of plastic bags "contaminating" recyclable materials, making them costly to dispose of?

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* 7. What measures would you like to see implemented to reduce single use plastics in the environment?

  Would support Not sure Would not support
Prohibit single use plastic bags for groceries and other shopping
Prohibit use of Styrofoam food containers for carryout of food
Restrict other plastic items, such as plastic straws and stirrers
Encourage stores and restaurants to use recyclable / sustainable products
Require a fee for plastic bags at the store
Require a fee for paper bags at the store

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* 8. Are there any other initiatives that you think we should consider to reduce plastics in our local environment?

If you have any additional comments or would like more information about these efforts, please reach out to Jessica Romeo, jessica.romeo@gmail.com
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