Cherish Changala

In the packaging industry for over 20 years. Passion for the environment and volunteering with animal rescue. Vice President, Marketing & Sustainability, Command Packaging.
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Harvey Cedars is newest NJ City to have a bag ordinance

By Cherish Changala | Mar 4, 2018 5:32:40 PM

Harvey Cedars has decided to enact a bag ordinance starting June 2018.  Reusable bags 2.25 mil and above will be allowed as part of this ordiance.  Note it affects grocery, foodservice and retail stores.  Learn more here.

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Boston joins several other cities in Massachusetts with bag ordinances

By Cherish Changala | Jan 16, 2018 4:51:55 PM

The city council and mayor have spoken and a bag ordinance will go into affect for Boston, MA in December 2018.  Grocery, retail and restaurants will all be faced with ensuring they provide reusable bags at a fee of $.05 for customers that do not bring their own bags.  The city has let us know a frequently asked questions page along with key information will be available soon on their website. Check out this article on the ordinance passing.  To learn about more cities in MA with bag ordinances, check out our web page.

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Avon & Crested Butte, CO Effective 2018

By Cherish Changala | Jan 16, 2018 4:39:22 PM

Colorado continues to add more cities with bag ordinances.  Stay up to date on Command Packaging's website.

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Coral Gables, FL Bag Ordinance Effective May 9, 2018

By Cherish Changala | May 15, 2017 3:21:35 PM

On May 9, Coral Gables passed first bag ordinance in Florida.  

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NYC's $.5 cent fee is blocked

By Cherish Changala | Mar 1, 2017 11:18:07 AM

On February 14, 2017, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo blocked NYC's proposed $.5 cent fee on single-use plastic bags one day before the fee was scheduled for adoption. The governor has instead implemented a state-wide task force to address the plastic bag problem.

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