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
South Jersey Regional Coordinator
Bordentown Regional High School - Class of 2021
Jessica has cared about the environment for as long as she can remember. This past year, she made a pact to herself that she would no longer just stand by, and she would do whatever she can to make a change. Jessica is currently Vice President of her class, Captain of her cross country team, Social Media Advisor of her school's Future Business Leaders of America, and an active member of both Key Club and Interact Club. She is also the Student Representative to her town's Environmental Commission. In addition to all this, Jessica loves to run and swim!