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Daniella Russo

Daniella Russo

Daniella Russo Plastic Pollution Coalition

DANIELLA RUSSO

Founder and Chief Executive Director, Think Beyond Plastic™ Innovation Forum

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Daniella Russo is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Think Beyond Plastic™ Innovation Forum, which she launched in 2012 as a social impact venture that harnesses innovation, entrepreneurial and investment opportunities in solutions to plastic pollution. The Think Beyond Plastic™ innovation eco-system sources innovations, accelerates businesses and cutivates the impact investment network.

Daniella was also the Executive Director of Plastic Pollution Coalition and is its Co-Founder. Daniella Russo Dimitrova serves on the board of numerous public and private businesses. She is a frequent speaker on innovation and entrepreneurship, and the emerging role of the social enterprise engaging business, policy and civil society in a holistic approach to the planet’s global threats. She is a social entrepreneur and a social change agent. Ever since she launched the “Think Beyond Plastics” campaign in 2006, she has been working on elevating the discussion on plastic pollution to the forefront of social, environmental and political discourse.

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October 1, 2015 from our The 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste, Video Panels Watch Daniella Russo of Think Beyond Plastic, Gijs Langeveld of Bin Bang, Sophie van den Berg of WASTE Advisers and Srikrishna Balachandran of I Got Garbage (Mindtree) talk about opportunities for entrepreneurs in waste management as part of the 2015 Global Dialogue on WasteRead More



February 20, 2014 from our Video Excerpts "There are solutions out there. If we can put a man on the moon and send rovers to mars, we can solve plastic pollution." ~ Bill FrancisRead More



February 20, 2014 from our Video Excerpts "Bio-plastics have a role, but there is no standard to say what makes a bio-plastic which truly degrades in the ocean." ~ Nicholas MallosRead More



February 20, 2014 from our Video Excerpts "They should consider designing it to work at a river mouth or even upstream where there is a potential concentrated plastic pollution source." ~ Bill FrancisRead More



February 20, 2014 from our Video Excerpts "The oceans are so huge. Cleaning them up is like sifting the Sahara desert by using a kitchen strainer." ~ Bill FrancisRead More



February 20, 2014 from our Video Excerpts "As I learned more and more about plastic recycling, I discovered that it has its own drawbacks. So, I started reducing my own personal plastic as the first step ." ~ Beth TerryRead More



February 20, 2014 from our Video Excerpts "Out of 700 sea water samples from all over the world - Indian Ocean, North and South Atlantic, the Sargasso Sea, the Antarctic, South and North Pacific - only 3 samples were plastic-free." ~ Bill FrancisRead More



February 20, 2014 from our Video Excerpts "When people see you do it, it becomes part of the norm. So, take your own bag to the store and bring your own bottles." ~ Beth TerryRead More



February 20, 2014 from our Video Excerpts “Plastic pollution isn’t just about plastic in the oceans but the entire life-cycle of plastics, from when it’s first made, through all the pathways until it becomes plastic pollution” ~Nicholas MallosRead More



July 31, 2013 from our The 2013 Global Dialogue on Waste, Video Panels

 

Are we becoming a plastic society?

Plastic seems all pervasive and unavoidable. Since the 1960s our use of plastic has increased dramatically, and subsequently, the portion of our garbage that is made up of plastic has also increased from ... Read More




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