Solar Panels, Charging Stations, Car Sharing and a Ban of Plastic Bags Coming to Jersey City This Month

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Jersey City continues to lead the state in many progressive sustainability initiatives. New public charging stations are being installed at City Hall, the Annex and the Department of Public Works starting this week. The charging stations will not only power the new garbage trucks, but will also be available for public use.

Jersey City not only implemented a new car sharing initiative to help reduce the size of the fleet as a whole, but also added electric vehicles to be shared by City employees to further boost clean transportation efforts.

This month solar panels are being installed at the Department of Public Works, which will provide electricity to the building as well as the new charging stations.

Later this month, the City will also implement a ban on plastic bags, working with local businesses on alternative solutions.