Mayor de Blasio has renewed an effort to ban plastic bags in New York City.

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Ban on plastic bags takes effect in Hoboken

January 22, 2019 - 11:59 am
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HOBOKEN, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- If you're shopping in Hoboken, you're gonna need to bring a bag.

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A ban on plastic bags kicked-in on Tuesday, making Hoboken the largest city in the state with such a ban.

Retailers like Nitesh Patel at Super Foods on Third Street, say they expect customers will be frustrated.

"I would say 80 percent of people will get upset,” he said.

Dan, 45, said he's not a fan of the ban.

“I think it’s going to be a big hassle,” he said. “I think it’s going to be a lot of fun to be here tomorrow when people start screaming.”

There are exceptions -- retailers can still use plastic for frozen foods or flower sales. Shops are required to make reusable bags available for a fee.

Jersey City will impose its own bag ban later this year. Other towns with plastic bag laws include Belmar, where there is an all-out ban, and Somers Point were there are bag fees. In all 16 towns in New Jersey have passed bag laws.