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
Margaret Berei (she/her)
Green Amendments Co-Coordinator
Mountain Lakes HS - Class of 2023
When Margaret began to research the environmental issues that are and will continue to affect her generation, she knew she had to take action. Margaret became interested in environmental policy and environmental education because, combined with other fields, they are strong pathways towards building a livable future. She is excited to engage with other students around the state to uplift youth voices in the policy world where young people are usually overlooked.