South Jersey

Banning Balloons in Longport, NJ

Victory | December 07 2016

Plastic Pollution

Ban balloon releases in Longport, NJ

The South Jersey Chapter wants to ban balloon releases in Longport, NJ and they are using a model ordinance from the town next door, Margate. 

Margate already had an ordinance prohibiting the release of balloons, so activists including Bill Stuempfig and Carol Jones are working to have the Longport Borough Council take similar action. Longport was the first town in NJ to put a fee on single use plastic bags so we are hopeful the same desire to protect the environment and marine life will help see this ordinance through.    

Text of the passed ordinance is here http://www.longportnj.gov/ordinances/2016/O2016-17.pdf 

Plastic Pollution

Rise Above Plastics is designed to eliminate the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.

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Staff Contact Chapter Contact

John Weber Jweber@surfrider.org

Bill Stuempfig - Vicechair@southjersey@surfrider.org