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
Fiona Elizabeth Curley (she/her)
West Essex Regional High School - Class of 2024
Fiona Elizabeth is a sophomore at West Essex Regional High School in Essex County. Fiona started becoming involved in environmental activism after she was encouraged by her mother to join the Climate Reality Leadership Corps where she is a part of the Greater New Jersey Gateway chapter’s youth committee. Soon afterward she was invited to join NJSSC. Fiona has always been inspired by youth activists participating in the Environmental Justice Movement and is overjoyed to be taking part in it now. Outside of NJSSC, Fiona is an advocate for child survivors of Domestic Violence and an activist against the Family Court system. Fiona is excited to be this year's NJSSC Policy Coordinator and is looking forward to helping protect New Jersey's environment and beyond. Feel free to reach out to her at email@example.com.