In the media

Online media

Feb 2021 Meet Dr Denise Hardesty!


Feb 2021

The effects of single-use plastic on albatross

(The Examiner)

Oct 2020

Our discovery of over 14 million on tonne of microplastics in the world’s oceans

The New York Times


Aug 2020

Leading researcher Dr Denise Hardesty talks plastic pollution and waste management solutions

(Zero Waste Countdown podcast)

Aug 2020

An app to map plastic pollution

(ABC Breakfast, Hobart (Timecode: 1:44:15)

June 2020

CSIRO and Microsoft to use AI to tackle man-made environmental problems


May 2020

Asia’s plastic-polluted rivers pose a problem for Australia. So scientists are turning to drones.

(ABC news)

March 2020

The Conversation article – For decades, scientists puzzled over the plastic ‘missing’ from our oceans – but now it’s been found

Jan 2020

Science-Based Solutions to Plastic Pollution

(One Earth)

Dec 2019

Chinese documentary on marine plastic featuring Lauren

Sept 2019

Quarter of world’s commercial fishing lines lost or abandoned, study finds

(ABC news)

May 2019 Tiny plastic trash killing seabirds: study

(SBS News)

Mar 2019 Balloons found to be deadliest marine plastic for seabirds

(ABC News)

Balloons play an outsize role in seabird deaths

(The Wildlife Society)

Sep 2018 How much plastic does it take to kill a turtle? 

(Australian Academy of Science video)

Sep 2018

Sea turtles that eat 14 pieces of plastic have 50 per cent chance of dying, CSIRO study finds

(ABC News)

Sep 2018 How much plastic does it take to kill a turtle? Typically just 14 pieces

(The Conversation)

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 UQ study examines seabird stomachs, finds lots of plastic, balloons

(Brisbane Times)

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

(ABC Online)

Jul 2016 To kill a seabird – Does plastic actually kill?

(NZ Herald)

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

Oct 2020 Denise Hardesty talks microplastics in deep ocean sediment. Watch here. 

(ABC news)

Sept 2019 Kelsey Richardson discussing her recent publication on estimating the amount of commercial fishing gear that’s abandoned or lost in global waters every year. Listen here.

(ABC news)

May 2019 Qamar Schuyler shares her thoughts on the finding of plastic in the Marina Trench with ABC news. Listen here.

(ABC news)

Mar 2019 Lauren Roman and Denise Hardesty discuss seabird mortality and marine debris as a major news headline

Watch here (from 6:22 to 8:03 minutes)

(Channel 7)

Lauren also performed various radio interviews on the topic with ABC Drive and Southern Cross Radio.

May 2018 Denise Hardesty joined a panel of experts to discuss threats to the ocean, marine parks, pollution, and possible solutions on The Drum.


 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

Apr and Sep 2016

Lauren performed a series of radio interviews regarding her research on seabirds and plastic.

Feb 2014

Scope Season 3 Episode 177 MARINE MANIA

(Channel Ten)

Sep 2012 Denise Hardesty discusses CSIRO’s world first study of the plastics around the Australian coastline on Catalyst. Watch the episode here




Nov 2020 CSIRO and partners take aim at ending plastic waste
Nov 2020 How we’re reimagining the future of plastic
Mar 2020 Ocean plastic returning to Aussie coastlines
Aug 2019 Life in plastic, not fantastic: reducing waste in our oceans
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