SIZING UP THE WORLD’S OCEANS OF POLLUTION

World’s largest marine pollution project

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Ocean pollution choking parts of Port Moresby, PNG. Image: Sustainable Coastlines.

Online — CSIRO is undertaking the world’s largest marine pollution survey, working with countries across the globe to help them assess and reduce the amount of litter entering the oceans.

Some of the world’s top 20 polluters will take part in the project including China, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam and the United States, plus other countries including Australia, South Korea and Taiwan.

CSIRO senior scientist Dr Denise Hardesty said the project would provide hard numbers on the amount of litter entering the ocean by using real data collected on coastlines and cities across the globe.