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
Shirin Sood (she/her)
Publicity & Communications Coordinator
West Windsor Plainsboro Highschool North - Class of 2025
Shirin Sood is a rising freshman at West Windsor Plainsboro High school North and she is so excited to meet and work with the rest of the NJSSC leadership team! She has been passionate about environmental justice and climate reform her entire life but started taking action this past summer, and she can't wait to work with this amazing group of individuals to help make an impact in New Jersey! Outside of NJSSC she is a part of many environmental groups and loves to help her community as an avid volunteer. Outside of environmental work, Shirin enjoys reading, ice skating, and going out to eat. She is so happy to be serving as this year's Publicity and Communications lead and she is looking forward to a great year ahead!