Plastic

group of researchers on beach

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.

Anu Kumar sits with other women in a workshop setting where she teaches them about pesticide esposure.

Anu Kumar knew that people in India were getting sick from exposure to pesticides and impurities in their waterways, and she wanted to do something to help. Working with Indian women, she was able to improve the health and safety of entire communities. Now, her work in detecting micropollutants is helping to clean up Australian waterways.

Many pieces of plastic littered across a sandy beach

CSIRO researchers have been named finalists in the 2015 Eurkea Prize for Environmental Research for their work looking at plastic pollution in the oceans.