Waste not, want not
Researchers are supporting Australia's move to a zero-waste culture with science. The first step has been a circular economy roadmap to reduce plastic, glass, tyres and paper waste.
Biodegradable versus compostable – knowing your eco-plastics
As the world moves to ban single-use plastics, biodegradable plastics are increasingly in focus as an environmentally friendly alternative. However, some plastics degrade into microplastics, others take ages to disappear from the environment, and in certain conditions they produce powerful greenhouse gases.
Eureka! Marine debris team wins award
Congratulations to CSIRO's marine debris team of researchers who have won the 2016 Eureka Prize for Environmental Science, and work is ongoing with major international projects.