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New Jersey lawmakers considering bill to stop companies from shipping small orders in big boxes

N.J. lawmakers to vote on bill limiting box sizes
N.J. lawmakers to vote on bill limiting box sizes 00:30

TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey lawmakers are set to address the issue of small things coming in big packages. 

The Legislature's Environmental and Solid Waste committee will consider a bill Monday that would fine retailers if they use shipping boxes that are more than twice the size of the item being shipped. 

If passed, retailers -- including big companies, like Amazon and Target -- could be fined between $250 and $500 for each offense. 

Proponents call is a common sense law to reduce cardboard and other materials in the waste stream.


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