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.
Plastic trash – it’s not all at sea
While the plastic trash swirling around in our oceans gets most of the attention, new evidence shows that the solutions lie along our shoreline.
The second life of plastics
The problem of plastic is central to creating a circular economy. So, what is science doing to drive innovation. Introducing: The second life of plastics.
Drowning in litter
CSIRO is taking on the world’s largest marine pollution survey, working with countries across the globe by using science to reduce the amount of litter entering our oceans.
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.