Here is the work of recent graduate student from the UK, Mandy Barker. Entitled SOUP and named after the term given to plastic debris in the sea, this series of images aim to engage with, and stimulate an emotional response in the viewer by combining a contradiction between initial aesthetic attraction and social awareness. Written by Cyril Foiret
Increasing human population has led to an increase in POLLUTION. Some of this is due to: more fossil fuels being burned for heat and power, more food being grown, land taken over for industry and housing.
Oceans of pollution - Scientists and experts are alarmed at amount of plastic debris and growing 'dead zones' in the world's oceans - Plastic pollution in the oceans has risen alarmingly over the past four decades [EPA]