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
Eliana Liporace (she/her)
Bergen County Academics - Class of 2023
Eliana has been passionate about fighting for climate justice ever since she can remember. She participates and directs a number of climate justice and sustainability clubs including her high school’s branches of Linens N Love, Sunrise Movement, Durga Tree, Youth Climate Action Coalition, FFA Organization, and Sustainability Team. She is extremely passionate about political writing and advocating for the use of today’s youth’s voices in current and ongoing social justice movements, and writes for a number of organizations regarding youth outreach and education. She wishes to apply her own experience from climate justice summits and workshops she has been a part of, as well as work with the other inspiring members of NJSSC to enact real change.