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
Aug 27, 2021
The Green in ’21 initiative follows New Jersey LCV Ed Fund’s groundbreaking Green in ’17 effort, which positioned New Jersey as a leader in taking actions to protect clean drinking water, foster the clean energy economy of the future, catalyze actions on environmental justice, and advance a more sustainable future for our children and grandchildren — setting a high bar for other states to surpass.