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
Christian Hecht (he/him)
South Jersey Regional Coordinator
Rowan College at Burlington County - Class of 2024
I'm an electrical engineering student and an emergency medical technician. I'm also president of the environmental club at Rowan College in Burlington County. One of my favorite things to do in my time off is skateboarding. I'm super excited to be in the NJSSC because there are a ton of people to meet and a lot of things to learn from every one of them.