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
TAPinto West Orange
Mar 26, 2021
As a young person concerned about the environment, I’ve been raised aware of two popular narratives. The first is that clean energy will be saves us from climate change. The second is that environmentalists care more about saving trees and polar bears than we do about making sure our own people have jobs and a healthy economy.