Plastic munching microbes for biorecycling
Microbial communities already treat the food waste in your compost bin. In the future, could they treat your plastic waste too?
How to manage soft plastic recycling
Soft plastics are one of the most difficult materials to recycle. We’re working on solutions to help generate pathways for soft plastics recycling in Australia.
With better standards, we could make plastics endlessly useful – and slash waste. Here’s how
Product standards have real power. We could use them to reduce waste at every part of the plastic lifecycle.
People power protecting Ningaloo from plastic pollution
New research has revealed that remote areas of northern Ningaloo Reef are some of the least polluted thanks to locals and visitors alike.
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.
Four easy ways to ditch plastic for Plastic Free July
In recent years, many of us have banned the bag and canned the cup. But this Plastic Free July our people are encouraging everyone to move closer to a plastic-free lifestyle.
From Hobart, to London, to Dhaka: using cameras and AI to build an automatic litter detection system
As part of our research to end plastic waste, we’ve been developing an efficient and scalable environmental monitoring system using artificial intelligence (AI).
How we’re reimagining the future of plastics
It's National Recycling Week and we're on a mission! We're developing a major research program to reimagine the future of plastics.
Life in plastic, not fantastic: reducing waste in our oceans
This July saw millions of people were involved in Plastic Free July. Here's what we’re doing about it. And what you can do to help.
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?