AUS Gov and CSIRO commit to war on plastic waste in Indo-Pacific – AustraliaPosted on March 8, 2022 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have launched a new $1.3 million partnership to work with Indonesia to tackle plastic pollution in the Indo-Pacific.
The Plastics Innovation Hub Indonesia will bring together researchers, investors, businesses, and community and government leaders from the region to develop solutions to address the challenge of plastic waste in the oceans and waterways.
The Hub will draw on the latest technology to end plastic waste, such as the use of Artificial Intelligence to identify and trace pollution in waterways and harnessing enzymes to degrade PET plastic and microplastics.
Within the Indo-Pacific region, it is estimated there are between five and ten billion pieces of plastic on the coastline.