Media Release: Plastic on Australia’s beaches cut by almost a third: CSIRO


CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Larry Marshall said the results showed what could be achieved with a Team Australia approach.

“While we still have a long way to go, and the technical challenges are enormous, these results show that when we each play to our individual strengths, from community groups, industry, government, and research organisations, and we take the field as Team Australia – then we can win.

“Through our recently launched Ending Plastic Waste Mission, we’re each keeping a laser sharp focus on bringing together the best of ourselves across science, innovation and technology, to clean up our oceans and beaches for all Australians.”

The study, published in the journal One Earth, builds upon CSIRO’s extensive coastal litter surveys completed in 2013, and includes 563 new coastal surveys, and interviews with waste managers across 32 local governments around Australia.

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