Sabrina Russo

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Sabrina Russo is the Managing Editor of the Plastic Free Times. She graduated from the University of St Andrews, Scotland with a MA Hons in Social Anthropology, and is currently working towards her Masters (MSc) in Material, Visual, and Museum Anthropology at the University of Oxford. Her interest in conservation began through a four year volunteering position with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, as a Guest Interpreter, and she has been working to bridge the gap between science and the public ever since. She has worked as an Outreach Coordinator for the Plastic Pollution Coalition, and has contributed to the marketing of Sea Studios Foundation's "Strange Days on Planet Earth" through research identifying target audiences.


Posts by Sabrina Russo

December 14, 2012

France has banned the chemical bisphenol A in food packaging, beginning with baby products in 2013 and progressing to all food packaging in 2015.

December 14, 2012

Following a vote yesterday, the French Parliament has voted to ban bisphenol A from food packaging, beginning with baby food packaging next year and progressing to cover all food packaging by the...

December 11, 2012

The city of Los Angeles, California, as part of an incentive to help eliminate single use plastic bags from grocery stores, has instituted a new scheme with the help of Heal the Bay to give...

December 11, 2012

Suffolk County, New York has announced that is is joining the ranks of states looking to eliminate the ubiquitous chemical bisphenol A from consumers' lives by enacting a ban on BPA in cash...

December 10, 2012

In an article from The Guardian's Observer yesterday, Lucy Siegle addresses the issue of small plastic fragments used in beauty products, namely exfoliators, and their impact on...

December 08, 2012

The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that a shipment from China containing 35,000 rubber ducks dressed in Santa, Reindeer, and Gingerbread man outfits was detained by US Customs officials...

December 04, 2012

Watch the video for the Think Beyond Plastic competition here.

The Plastic Pollution Coalition has announced a new project this month called Think...

December 03, 2012

After hotly contested debates on Toronto's plastic bag ban, it seems that the plastics lobby has won the battle -- Toronto has recently voted to scrap its plastic bag ban, which has been in...

December 03, 2012

PlasticsEurope, an industry body representing the interests of plastics manufacturers in the EU, are protesting the French ban of bisphenol A that is set to go into effect in January of 2015. The...

November 30, 2012

Chemical flame retardants, substances once used often in children's clothing, were banned 30 years ago due to their toxic properties. These chemicals were found to cause cancer and disrupt...