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Apr 2018 ‘Plastic is literally everywhere’: the epidemic attacking Australia’s oceans

(The Guardian)

Feb 2018 Deposit schemes reduce containers in the ocean by 40%

(The Conversation)

Oct 2017 Plastic bottles, toothbrushes, chip bags make up huge floating garbage site in Caribbean

(ABC News)

Mar 2017 Plastic pollution toll on wildlife expected to rise to 95 per cent, G20 to hear

(Sydney Morning Herald)

 Mar 2017

Tasmanian beaches have more glass rubbish than plastic, study finds

(ABC News)

Dec 2016 Half of all seabirds along south-east Queensland coast have plastic in stomachs: CSIRO

(ABC News)

Oct 2016 Research reveals socio-economics influence rubbish levels in Australia

(Sydney Morning Herald)

Sep 2016 Lower-income neighbourhoods have bigger litter problems, CSIRO research reveals

(ABC Online)

Feb 2016 FactCheck: do Australians with an average seafood diet ingest 11,000 pieces of plastic a year?

(The Conversation)

Sep 2015 Seabirds are eating plastic litter in our oceans – but not only where you’d expect

(The Conversation)

 Aug 2015 Plastics in seabirds: A pervasive and growing problem that requires global action

(National Geographic)

Feb 2015 Eight million tonnes of plastic are going into the ocean each year

(The Conversation)

Jan 2013 Ghostnets fish on: marine rubbish threatens northern Australian turtles

(The Conversation)

 Aug 2011 Marine debris: biodiversity impacts and potential solutions

(The Conversation)

Television and radio

 Mar 2018 Chris Wilcox discusses the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (ABC News 24)
Watch the interview here
Feb 2018

Qamar Schuyler discusses how Container Deposit Legislation can reduce plastic in the ocean by up to 40% (ABC Local Radio, Hobart)
Listen to the interview here

Feb 2014

Scope Season 3 Episode 177 MARINE MANIA (Channel Ten)

 

CSIRO Blogs

Jun 2017 Plastic problem: a global solution
Dec 2016 Talkin trash this Christmas
Sep 2016 Eureka! Marine debris team wins award
Sep 2015 Seabirds are eating plastic litter in our oceans – but not only where you’d expect
Sep 2014 The oceans are full of plastic – here’s what we can do about it
Sep 2012 Scientists and schools tackle marine debris