Pollution from single-use plastics harms our planet, our wildlife, and our own health. Much of this pollution comes from plastic items we don't need in our lives at all - from plastic grocery bags to polystyrene (aka Styrofoam) takeout food containers. The plastics project aims to push forward both local and statewide legislation to ban single-use plastic bags. Currently, we are focused on forming key partnerships with other organizations, such as ANJEC and the Plastic Pollution Coalition, & taking action for a state plastics bill to pass through the state Assembly.
Project Coordinator: Purva Bommireddy
Rutgers University-Newark - Class of 2019
Brian began his environmental justice career with the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) of New York City, where he spent hot summer days in busy boroughs canvassing door to door about bolstering our renewable energy economy. A year later, he got involved in food sustainability and waste-prevention for his university and others with the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (USPIRG) and the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group (NJPIRG). This eventually led to his grassroots campaign coordinator role with NJPIRG Student Chapters. Brian is passionate about working for the public interest and ensuring quality of life for all. He will be attending law school in the Fall of 2020.