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
Jun 28, 2020
Purva Bommireddy is a rising high school senior with a passion for the intersection of engineering, activism, and storytelling. She is the founder and team leader of Bye Bye Plastic Bags New Jersey, working to elevate the youth voice for action against single-use plastic bags.