Our oceans have become our ‘landfills’. They are known to contain the majority of mankind’s waste, and the largest component of oceanic pollution is disposable plastic. Conservative estimates suggest that there are 140 billion kilograms of plastic in the ocean. The well documented Great Pacific Garbage Patch is just one of 5 such ‘gyres’ where global currents meet and spin and plastic waste accumulates in large concentrations. These plastics ‘islands’ are really more like a plastic soups as these disturbingly beautiful photographs taken by Mandy Barker illustrate.
See the full series ” Soup” on Mandy Barkers website.