FactCheck: do Australians with an average seafood diet ingest 11,000 pieces of plastic a year?
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.
Seabirds are eating plastic litter in our oceans – but not only where you’d expect
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.
Eight million tonnes of plastic are going into the ocean each year
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.
The oceans are full of our plastic – here’s what we can do about it
Our oceans are full of plastic. These are the findings of our national marine debris research project - so what are we doing about it?
An ocean of plastic
It’s estimated that 80 million tons of plastics are produced globally each year. Because they are so durable, plastics require about […]
What a load of rubbish
We’re finding out what the most harmful marine debris is to our ocean’s seabirds, whales, dolphins and turtles. We want […]
Plastic, plastic everywhere… even in our oceans
By Fiona Henderson With summer just around the corner, many of us will be shaking out our beach towels, grabbing […]