SOUP is a description given to plastic debris suspended in the sea, and with particular reference to the mass accumulation that exists in an area of The North Pacific Ocean known as the Garbage Patch. Inspired by this sea of plastic, UK photographer Mandy Barker created a series of images documenting these discarded items salvaged from beaches around the world. The work is a means of representing a global collection of refuse that exists within the earth's oceans for various amounts of time. 

Find out more about the project here.

via [designboom]