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
Metuchen High School - Class of 2023
Sophie has been enraptured in climate and environmental issues for years, as she is a very passionate nature-lover. She first became an activist as a result of her papa— his love for animals and nature, consciousness for the environment, veganism, etc. has inspired her since she was old enoughto think. Sophie is not only an activist, but a ballerina as well— the hard work and discipline of dance has inspired her for many years, and she will carry this discipline into her role in the coalition!