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
JoAnna Contarino (she/her)
Rowan University - Class of 2020 (Alum)
JoAnna Contarino was the NJSSC College Co-Chair for 2 years. Now that she has graduated from Rowan University (20’) with a BA in Environmental & Sustainability Studies she will be taking on a mentorship role in the coalition. As Alumni Advisor JoAnna hopes to engage with other alumni members through reunion meetings, speaker events, newsletter spotlights, and more. She is also looking forward to leading training sessions and to see the amazing work the next group of leaders will produce.