The GO GREEN efforts are in full affect and plastic bag bans are happening all over the Jersey Shore!

Not only is it forcing people to purchase reusable bags but the amount of waste making its way into our oceans is going to be substantially less.

But where in the Jersey Shore are these bans taking place? Let's find out...

Monmouth Beach

This town has strict regulations that went into effect on June 1st banning plastic bags, plastic straws, and polystyrene food containers. Fines could cost up to $2,400.

Harvey Cedars

With only 22 business, this is the smallest community on the list but that is still 22 less businesses wasting plastic.

Stafford Township

The ban for plastic bags took effect in July so local businesses are being given 120 days to make the switch.

Belmar

The plastic bag ban was passed back in May but officially goes into effect next spring. Fines for each violation can cost up to $2,500 with a limit of $10,000 in fines which has the public's support.

Point Pleasant Beach

This ban has been in effect since May 15th so this is not news for anyone in Point Pleasant.

Bradley Beach

The plastic bag ban went into effect on July 24th with a $.5 fee for those who request to use single use plastic bags. The regulation becomes official on October 1st.

Check out the original article and the full list of towns in New Jersey who are on board with the plastic bag ban at NJ.com.

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