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
Central Jersey Regional Coordinator
Metuchen High School - Class of 2022
Janani has cared about environmental issues for as long as she can remember, but a major turning point in the way she approached climate action was when she learned about the impact of animal agriculture on our planet. Ever since, Janani has taken every opportunity to create awareness about the climate crisis as she want to ensure that we can live in a humane and sustainable environment. She is a part of her school’s sustainability initiative and she is also the founder of Girls Play Global, a nonprofit working towards educating underprivileged girls about global issues through sports. Janani also loves reading, photography, and animals!