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We’re finding some super aggressive colonies that are attaching to plastic very well.

Researchers have discovered microbial communities living on the waste we dump in the ocean.

Their study found 1,000 different types of bacteria on ocean plastic samples, including plants, algae, autotrophs, and predators. They warn that plastic is also serving as a new kind of transportation for potentially harmful bacteria looking to hitch a ride across the ocean. 

Artist Finds Beauty In The Garbage Choked Ocean.
The sometimes eerie images featured in Mandy Barker’s photo series, called Soup, draw attention to the issue of ocean pollution.
This isn’t the first time that Fast Company has addressed this topic. 
The Problem:
Whoops! There Is Way More Plastic In The Ocean Than We Thought
This Is What It’s Like To Sail In The Pacific Trash Vortex
Innovative Ways That People Are Trying to Fix the Problem:
Paradise Recycled: Architects Dream of Turning Great Pacific Garbage Patch Into Habitable Island
So Long, Pacific Trash Vortex, Hello Diesel Fuel
Electrolux Unveils Vacuums Decorated With Ocean Debris
Method Cleans Up Ocean Plastic for Soap Bottles
5 Simple Ways To Drastically Reduce Our Plastic Consumption

[Images by Mandy Barker][Post by M.Cecelia Bittner]

Artist Finds Beauty In The Garbage Choked Ocean.

The sometimes eerie images featured in Mandy Barker’s photo series, called Soup, draw attention to the issue of ocean pollution.

This isn’t the first time that Fast Company has addressed this topic. 

The Problem:

Innovative Ways That People Are Trying to Fix the Problem:


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[Images by Mandy Barker][Post by M.Cecelia Bittner]