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
HS Representative & Social Media Coordinator
Bergen County Technical HS, Teterboro - Class of 2021
Ellen is from Paramus, NJ and is very excited to serve on the leadership team for NJSSC. As President of Bergen Tech's Environmental Protection Initiative, she has led lessons for each meeting, aided in the planning of the Paddle and March for Our Lungs, and organized fundraisers like the Dirt Cup Sale. She hopes to learn more about environmentalism and its intersections by working with many other environmental organizations, school clubs, and civic engagement groups.