Q.1: What are single-use carryout bags?
A.1: The State of New Jersey defines single-use carryout bag as made of paper or plastic that is not a reusable carryout bag as defined by law. Learn more: NJ Bag Ban
Q.2: Why is there a ban on single-use bags in New Jersey?
A.2: The State of New Jersey passed this legislation in response to the growing problem of plastic pollution. Learn more: NJ Bag Ban
Q.3: My local government previously enacted a bag ban and my store bagged online orders in paper bags. Why can’t they do that anymore?
A.3: The State of New Jersey's bag ban law supersedes all previously enacted bag ordinances, making its requirements uniform statewide. Paper bags, along with single-use plastic bags, are banned in New Jersey for this reason. Learn more: NJ Bag Ban
Q.4: I order deliveries through other third-party delivery services. Why is their policy different?
A.4: Third-party delivery services are developing their own New Jersey bag ban guidelines. For Walmart, compliance and commitment to the environment are equally important components in our efforts to reduce our dependence on single-use plastic.
Q.5: How do I prepare in case of an unattended/contactless delivery?
A.5: Please leave a container (tote/box/reusable bags/etc.) at the location of delivery & update the “Delivery instructions” with instructions on where to leave the order. This will assist the delivery driver and ensure a safe delivery.
For more information, please visit: https://www.nj.gov/dep/get-past-plastic/#reusable_bags