Help Your Employees Get Ahead of NJ’s Plastic & Paper Bag Ban

Following many states’ green initiatives, New Jersey will ban plastic and paper bags starting on May 4, 2022, leaving customers to bring their own bags into stores. Over the last 5 years, there has been a great increase in reusable bags usage as governments, environmentalists, and businesses have pushed for more sustainable consumption. Since even before then, however, the promotional products industry used these types of bags for trade shows, conferences, company picnics, employee onboarding, and much more.

In response to the latest ban taking into effect in CCGPromo’s home state, their experts have put together a presentation with a variety of reusable bags that are perfect for shopping, while also allowing employees and your customers to proudly represent the company they are a part of. Rob Kraditor, VP, notes, “We are thrilled to collaborate with any companies looking to use this as an opportunity to support their employees, build their brand awareness, and have a positive impact on the environment.”

Adding a Personal Touch

CCGPromo can do more than source and brand reusable bags. The promotions agency has many comprehensive capabilities, allowing projects to be as turnkey or detailed as needed. Their individualized fulfillment process can include printing custom cards and/or collateral with branded messaging to go into the bags, and then be delivered in bulk or directly to each employees’ home. Adding a card highlighting the benefits of green initiatives would be a great value-add to the recipient!

Environmental Impact

For years we’ve heard about the impact single-use plastic has on the environment, but now there’s even more data showing just how destructive it is to humans, animals, and ecosystems across the globe. Plastic bags never fully degrade, and their lifecycle is a mere 12 minutes. As if that’s not enough, it takes as much energy to drive a car half a mile as producing 9 plastic bags. While it may take a couple of weeks, or even months, to get used to bringing your own bags to the grocery store, understanding the impact being made makes it all worth it!

For more information about purchasing reusable bags and branded merchandise, please contact Rob Kraditor at