Could Bioremediation Turn Pacific Garbage Patch Into Habitable Island?
A research group out of University College London is proposing an unusually ambitious upcycling scheme—turning all that plastic junk swirling about the Pacific into a habitable island. The students aim to design and release a really tiny, genetically engineered, synthetic plastic-eating organism that could aggregate all those bottle caps, plastic bags, and broken toys into floating real estate or what they’ve called the “Plastic Republic.“
Click for Video & Article: Land Grab: Could Bioremediation Turn Pacific Garbage Patch Into Habitable Island?
(Note: Personally I think calling it a “Patch” makes it smaller in people’s minds, and therefore nothing worrisome. This is wrong, because it needs as much attention as possible.)
Posted on August 8, 2012, in blogging, Health, life, nature, people, science, sharing, technology and tagged Business, Earth, environment, Great Pacific Garbage Patch, habitable island, Hawaii, health, help, Home, human, life, Marine debris, nature, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Patch, Plastic, plastic junk, science, United States, University College London, water. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.