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Overview: 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 creatively reuse plastic items and focuses on removing waste from our local environments. The plastic team previously focused on pushing the NJ plastics bill and pushing for the statewide ban of many single use plastic items. After the passing of the bill, the plastics team pivoted their approach to dealing with plastic waste already out in the environment.
What you can do: Ways to help reduce the impact of plastic in the environment include limiting the use of single use plastic items, correctly recycling items, and pushing your schools and community to use more sustainable materials. For more information on how to help, contact Ashvin or attend one of the plastics team monthly meetings!
Project Coordinator: Ashvin Trehan