Project leader Dr. David Harper, in Africa (Photo: University of Leicester)
One of the last stands of papyrus along Lake Naivasha (Photo: University of Leicester)
One of the BioHaven Floating Islands, from a previous project (Photo: Floating Island Southeast)
The plant roots beneath each BioHaven serve to purify the water (Photo: Floating Island Southeast)
As the ever-growing giant flotilla of floating refuse known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch will show us, we shouldn't be putting plastic waste in our waterways. A new project, however, is aimed at helping the environment by doing so ... in a roundabout way of speaking. The participants plan on taking several artificial floating islands made from post-consumer plastic, planting papyrus on them, and then using them to help rebuild the ecosystem of Africa’s Lake Naivasha.
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