• September 23, 2020


    TRENTON - (September 23, 2020) – Businesses in New Jersey are struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic and take-out food containers have never been more important to businesses trying to manage their costs, while adhering to safety protocols. It is for these reasons, that I cannot understand why the New Jersey Legislature would take up this issue during this emergency and ban the one type of food container that is better for the environment, more cost effective and preserves the quality and safety of its food contents over and above the alternative products.  In addition, A1978/S864 will ban all products within supermarkets that have any degree of polystyrene packaging, including some of your favorite items that you will have to shop for out of state or on-line to purchase.

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  • July 30, 2020


    Today, both the New Jersey Senate and Assembly are expected to vote on environmental justice legislation S-232 and A-2212. The Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) and its member companies fully support the concepts and implementation of environmental justice programs.

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  • June 26, 2019

    NJ needs PennEast Pipeline to stay competitive

    Dennis Hart

    As summer days get longer and hotter, for many, winter is already a distant memory. But for the state’s business community, each winter season punctuates a chronic problem slowing New Jersey’s economy: energy costs. Winter is the time of year when demand for clean, natural gas – already in use year-round for industry, electric…

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  • January 10, 2015

    2 N.J. bills would do more harm to environment than good

    Hal Bozarth, John Galandak, and Jeff Tittel

    Although the business and environmental communities often are on opposite sides in public policy debates, one question experts in both communities rely upon when reviewing legislation is, "does this measure create reasonable policy that better protects society?"

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  • February 14, 2013

    New Jersey’s water must be protected for everyone, by everyone

    Hal Bozarth

    The recommendations made by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) Drinking Water Quality Institute (DWQI) are of critical importance and affect us all. Such a body should base its work on sound science, have representation from all stakeholders, and be comprised of individuals with academic and professional experience that allow them to fully consider and understand all available science. That is why I believe that openness, sound science, and transparency should be the underpinnings of DWQI’s process or of any regulatory process.

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  • October 10, 2008

    New president needs to create chemistry with industry

    Hal Bozarth

    For President-elect Barack Obama, getting elected might have been the easy part. Now he, and the new Congress, must grapple with a deep and complex financial crisis.

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  • February 29, 2008

    NJ industry and citizens can be energized by another kind of stimulus package: A return of $5 billion to PSEG customers

    Hal Bozarth

    The Federal government has approved a stimulus package with the hopes of stimulating the economy and preventing a recession. But New Jersey has an opportunity to offer a unique stimulus package of its own that would benefit consumers and industry alike.

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