We’re taking on the world’s largest marine pollution survey, working with countries and using science to reduce the amount of litter entering our oceans.
Over the past few weeks we’ve followed the journey of Polly the plastic bon bon toy to find out who she is and what she’s made of all to demonstrate how plastics are made and where they end up.
Because we all know how bad rubbish is for the environment, we decided to give you a few tips on how to lighten your rubbish load this Christmas.
Our recently published Oil Spill Monitoring Handbook provides world-class science, not just on oil spill clean ups, but the monitoring and restoration that follows.
Are we ingesting 11,000 pieces of plastic every year? In the lead up to the Senate committee hearing on the threat of marine plastic pollution in Australia, Dr Denise Hardesty fact checks this alarming statistic.
The results of our first ever worldwide analysis of the threat posed by plastic pollution to seabird species are worrying – but we can help alleviate the problem.
You might have heard the oceans are full of plastic, but how full exactly? Around 8 million metric tonnes go into the oceans each year, according to the first rigorous global estimate published in Science today.
Our oceans are full of plastic. These are the findings of our national marine debris research project – so what are we doing about it?
It’s estimated that 80 million tons of plastics are produced globally each year. Because they are so durable, plastics require about 500 years to decompose in the ocean. It’s like plastic confetti has been sprinkled into every last inch of the ocean, and not in a festive way. This has a major impact on the world’s