Online media

Dec 2022 Recycle mate app – this one isn’t a CSIRO project but we think it’s great so wanted to share!
Oct 2022 How Australia is seeing a ‘big shift’ on plastic waste. 


Oct 2022 ‘Astounding’ amount of fishing gear lost in ocean each year.

(American Association for the Advancement of Science)

Oct 2022 The secrets being revealed by ocean garbage patches.


August 2022 This is the secret behind Australia’s massive beach clean-up.

(World Economics Forum)

June 2022 Less plastic pollution in Australia

(The Guardian)

(The New Daily)

Apr  2022 Microplastics in human blood and lungs

(The SeaCleaners)

Dec 2021 Marine debris in India

(ABC News)

Oct 2021 Are microplastics making us sick?

(The Australian)

Oct 2021 Citizen scientists contribute to environmental research

(Fish Focus)

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)