With State’s Plastic Bag Ban Looming, NJCU’s Proactive Approach Discussed in Star Ledger Story

April 27, 2022
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JERSEY CITY, N.J. | With the State of New Jersey’s new law banning single-use plastic bags and polystyrene foam food service products—commonly referred to by the trademarked name Styrofoam—set to take effect on Wednesday, May 4, the state’s largest media outlet, NJ Advance Media/The Star Ledger and NJ.com, profiled six universities and colleges across the state, detailing how schools like New Jersey City University are preparing cafeterias, bookstores, and other student services for the new rules through communication efforts and container alternatives.

Jodi Bailey, NJCU’s Vice President for Student Affairs, is among the university officials interviewed for the article, to discuss NJCU’s proactive approach. Efforts at Georgian Court University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Rutgers University New Brunswick, and Stockton University are also detailed.

Read the full article on NJ.com:  ​​https://www.nj.com/education/2022/04/plastic-bag-and-styrofoam-ban-applies-to-nj-colleges-but-most-are-ahead-of-the-game.html.

Media seeking an NJCU administrator, faculty or staff member as a subject expert or resource are encouraged to contact communications@NJCU.edu for assistance and guidance.

About NJCU:
New Jersey City University is an institution of higher learning with an audacious goal: the development of our students, our city, our communities, our state, and the world beyond. We are a game-changing force for our students and their families. Whether our students are enrolled in one of our 50 undergraduate, 30 graduate or three doctoral programs at our three locations — our main campus in Jersey City, our School of Business located in the heart of the Jersey City Financial District, or our newest location at NJCU @ Fort Monmouth which expands bachelor's and master's degree offerings along the Jersey Shore, NJCU provides an affordable, diverse environment, and an exceptionally supportive faculty—all of which prepares them to be critical thinkers in a global landscape.

We’re also changing the game for our city, our communities, and our state. As the educational anchor institution in Jersey City, we’ve established partnerships to ensure the area’s growth directly benefits our students and community members. We seek to improve the lives of everyone in the Garden State, whether creating a home for the arts, bringing educational programs to K-12 students, offering bachelor’s degrees in partnership with community colleges, or providing professional development opportunities for adults.

At NJCU, we’re not just educating minds, we’re nourishing souls and lifting communities. We’re changing the game.


Ira Thor
, Senior Director of University Communications and Media Relations | ithor@njcu.edu | 201-200-3301