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
Daniel Shapiro (he/him)
Green Amendments Campaign MSM Co-Coordinator
Golda Och Academy Class of 2024
Daniel has cared very deeply for the environment for his whole life. He got his start in activism in his freshman year of high school when he joined his school’s environmental club. Later he joined local environmental groups trying to solve issues in his town, and then in junior year he found and joined the NJSSC Green Amendment campaign. He strongly believes that this amendment is a correct step towards a better future for everyone, not just in NJ by the world at large. In his free time Daniel runs tabletop games, enjoys reading, playing video games, and surrounding himself with nature.