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
Manushri Bapat (she/her)
John P. Stevens High School - Class of 2022
Manushri Bapat is currently a senior at John P. Stevens High School. She has always expressed a passion for the environment and has tried to find little ways to incorporate sustainability in the midst of mundane life. Through this position, she hopes to get more involved within her community as the threat of climate change looms closer each year. Outside of NJSSC, she is a member of her high school’s Colorguard and spends her time pursuing hobbies that spark her interest such as reading, writing, and listening to music. She is looking forward to creating environmental change through this platform and working with a diverse team of like-minded students this school year.