The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is trying to brand it’s logos for sale on items to be sold at all turnpike and parkway rest areas. Hey, why not. It is a harmless marketing of an icon.
However, can they do right by this. Specifically, will they sell items that are sustainably made from recycled materials? Will the items be made from materials sourced in the U.S?
Or, will the Turnpike Authority buy cheap materials made in China by people who are overworked and underpaid and where experience has shown that there is poor quality control?
We have an arm of the State that has an opportunity to do good while it does well. I hope that they do so.
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Turnpike travel mugs and Parkway change purses? It could happen.