Denise Hardesty, CSIRO

June 21st, 2024

Dr Denise Hardesty is a globally recognized scientist whose work has focused on plastic pollution for the last 15+ years.  A broadly trained ecologist, Denise’s team takes a risk-based approach to address plastic impacts on wildlife, people and economies. Her work also focuses on drivers for litter losses into the environment, how to identify and implement effective policies to reduce plastic entering our waterways, and gear loss from fisheries. Having worked in more than 20 countries to support their efforts to curb plastic pollution, she promotes the role of science in underpinning policy and decision-making, and regularly provides science advice to governments and international panels.