Fighting plastic waste in the Indo-Pacific
Amelia Fyfield is bringing researchers, businesses, government, industry and investors together to fight plastic waste in the Indo-Pacific.
Meet Deborah Lau: On a mission to end plastic waste
We meet Dr Deborah Lau who explains that ending plastic waste must start with us reimagining the future of plastic.
On a mission to end plastic waste
We’ve taken a pledge to reduce plastic. Our goal is an 80 per cent reduction in plastic waste entering the Australian environment by 2030.
We analysed data from 29,798 clean-ups around the world to uncover some of the worst litter hotspots
Litter hotspots were associated with socioeconomic factors such as a concentration of built infrastructure, less national wealth and the level of lighting at night.
Advanced recycling: turning plastic waste into resources
Advanced recycling technologies could turn problematic plastic waste destined for landfill into valuable resources.
Solving the mystery of the death of millions of seabirds
Our researchers have solved the mystery of three million seabird deaths.
These are the plastic items that most kill whales, dolphins, turtles and seabirds
Plastic in the ocean is eaten by over 700 species, but just a few items are responsible for the most deaths.
We estimate there are up to 14 million tonnes of microplastics on the seafloor. It’s worse than we thought
The amount of microplastics on the seafloor is up to 35 times more than the estimated weight of plastic pollution on the ocean’s surface.
Earth Challenge 2020: the app to map plastic pollution
Our research is being used for the Earth Challenge 2020 citizen science app to generate a global picture of how much plastic pollution there is.
Powering our future oceans with floating research labs
Could converting old sea-worthy freighters into floating research arks help power future marine science? We chatted to our experts as part of World Oceans Day to find out.
Treading water: putting seaweed tyres on the road
Could seaweed tyres be an effective substitute for synthetic rubber in tyres? Our experts weigh in on World Oceans Day.