MEDIA ADVISORY – Thurs. Aug. 23 Chairwoman Pinkin Announces Joint Assembly and Senate Environment Hearing on Thursday August 23 to Discuss Single-Use Plastics and Plastic Waste

(TRENTON) –The Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee will be meeting with the Senate Environment and Energy Committee on Thursday, August 23 to hear testimony and discuss the issues of single-use plastics and plastic waste and what the state can do to address the matter, announced Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Chairwoman Nancy Pinkin on Friday.

“Climate change is an ever growing concern and millions of tons of plastic waste end up in our oceans each year. While we do realize the challenge, we are lagging behind many countries and fellow states. On Thursday we will hear from experts and discuss how to harmonize realistic standards and a clean and sustainable future for New Jersey,” said Pinkin (D-Middlesex).

The joint meeting will be held Thursday, August 23 at 10:00 AM in the Municipal Complex Building, 33 Washington Street, in Toms River.