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Drone shot of river system with mangroves. blue skies.

We’ve used a novel ecosystem modelling approach to demonstrate how river flows are the lifeblood of marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

ULUU seaweed-derived plastic film

CSIRO is testing seaweed-derived polymers for use as an alternative to conventional plastics.

meal worm burrowing through plastic

CSIRO researchers are peering into the digestive processes of insects to see what happens when they are exposed to plastics. Do insects consume plastic or is something else going on?

Heads of wheat in a field

CSIRO scientists have identified new genetics that enable wheat varieties to tap into moisture up to two times deeper in the soil than current varieties.

Pool liners recyclate

Plans to develop a tool to analyse the chemical composition of specific PVC products could be a game changer for PVC recycling.

volunteers by a lake

Scientists and the Australian community are on the hunt for rubbish as part of a national plastic pollution survey. They’ve captured data on more than 270,000 items of rubbish so far. You can help too!

photo of waterway in Indonesia with lots of rubbish and the same area in the background cleaned up

CSIRO is working with Indonesia and other regional partners where COVID has exacerbated the plastic pollution issue.

An abandoned car sits among the ash as a reminder of the Kosciuszko fire, Snowy Mountains, Australia. Pictured on the shores of Jourama Pondage Talbingo January 2020. Image by Kate Langford, CSIRO

Dealing with the rising threat of wildfires has become a global concern.

Close of photo of a mosquito

Australian summers and mosquitoes go together. But a La Niña year can increase the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.