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Henderson Island: the Pacific paradise groaning under 18 tons of plastic waste

Henderson Island, uninhabited and a day’s sea crossing from the nearest sign of civilisation, should be an untouched paradise.  Instead its beaches, which were awarded Unesco world heritage status in 1988, are a monument to humanity’s destructive, disposable culture.  Along a 2.5km stretch of sandy beach, an estimated 18 tons of plastic has accumulated over decades at a rate of several thousand pieces of plastic every day.  Read more....



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