Plastic Pollution Solutions consults with organizations to reduce their single-use plastic footprint by exploring innovative solutions to implement throughout their value chains. We also advise on ways to amplify these examples of   sustainability leadership.



From strategic planning and change management  to community engagement, Plastic Pollution Solutions advises and executes on a variety of programs, projects, campaigns and initiatives to highlight brand solutions to the global environmental crisis of plastic pollution.


Lia Colabello, the principal of Plastic Pollution Solutions, is available to speak about the rise of ocean plastics, the solutions that organizations are implementing to reduce their single-use plastic footprint and the challenges of incorporating sustainability in operations.

Lia Colabello
Managing Principal

Lia Colabello launched Plastic Pollution Solutions to advise clients on how they can have an impact on a critical ocean issue. She has 14 years of international experience with ocean conservation organizations. As a member of the Surfrider Foundation’s leadership team she managed international affiliates, chapters and coastal conservation campaigns in various regions around the world. She later joined the team of the marine plastic pollution research and education organization, the 5 Gyres Institute, focusing on policy, product and packaging design change, global partnerships and development work. Her global network provides excellent opportunities to connect innovators in the plastic pollution movement with organizations seeking ways to participate in solutions.

Prior to working in ocean conservation, Lia worked in project management around the world with premier sports organizations and events, including the PGA TOUR, Ryder Cup, the Super Bowl, and the World Surf League. Originally from the North Shore of O'ahu in Hawaii, Lia attended the University of Southern California, where she played varsity water polo and graduated with degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Anthropology. She has an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. 


Lia is a member of the Board of Directors for the student-led zero waste movement Post-Landfill Action Network, that works with 200+ colleges on sustainability initiatives, and is on the Advisory Board of the 5 Gyres Institute. She also serves on the South Carolina Aquarium’s Conservation Advisory Committee and is a founding member of Plastic-Free Lowcountry. She lives in Charleston, SC and loves to explore the ocean and waterways around the Lowcountry with her family.

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