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
Mahika Arora (she/her)
High School Representative
John P. Stevens HS - Class of 2023
Mahika Arora is a senior at John P. Stevens High School and was introduced to sustainability work through NJSSC her freshman to sophomore year summer vacation. She has been an active member and proud leader ever since. Not only has NJSSC allowed her to make a positive impact, but it has also allowed her to become a part of a great collection of students, all of whom are supportive and passionate about the environment. Outside of NJSSC, Mahika is most passionate about science, Latin (ranked nationally in Competitive Certamen), baking/cooking, golf, and Ariana Grande (has been a huge fan since a very young age). Feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org!