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Gov. Murphy signs legislation to limit applications of bee-killing pesticides

Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation (S1016/A2070) that classifies neonicotinoid insecticides, also known as neonics, as restricted use pesticides. New Jersey is the sixth state to adopt this save-the-bees policy, which limits non-agricultural uses of neonics. 

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Statement: Governor Murphy signs new appliance efficiency standards into law

Gov. Phil Murphy signed new appliance efficiency standards into law, which will lower energy waste in New Jersey. This is the first time in more than 15 years that appliance standards have been passed in the state. With this law, energy- and water-saving measures will be set for 17 common household and commercial appliances – from residential air purifiers and showerheads to commercial steam cookers and ovens.

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Gov. Murphy signs recycled content bill into law

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill into law that increases the recycled content of plastics and other products. The bill requires increasing the percentage of post-consumer recycled content gradually to up to 50% in a variety of packaging products, including plastic containers, plastic beverage containers, plastic and paper bags, plastic trash bags and glass containers.

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Gov. Murphy Signs Recycled Content for Plastics Bill Into Law

Amidst a flurry of bills, Gov. Murphy signed into law legislation to increase the recycled content of plastics and other products gradually to up to 50% recycled content. The bill would require increasing post-consumer recycled content in a variety of packaging products including plastic containers, plastic beverage containers, plastic & paper bags, plastic trash bags & glass containers. On Monday, the New Jersey Assembly voted 48-23-3 and the New Jersey Senate voted 22-15 to approve the Recycled Content bill (S2515/A4676) on the last day of the legislative session

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New Report: President Biden’s first year in office marks progress on numerous environmental fronts

Following years of rollbacks, President Joe Biden began his term nearly a year ago amidst unprecedented environmental and public health challenges. Despite these obstacles, his administration has made significant strides toward restoring lost environmental protections and confronting daunting threats to our climate and public health, according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund.

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