Highest density of anthropogenic debris-Henderson Island

Henderson Island, a tiny landmass in the eastern South Pacific, has been found by marine scientists to have the highest density of anthropogenic debris recorded anywhere in the world, with 99.8% of the pollution plastic.


The nearly 18 tonnes of plastic piling up on an island that is otherwise mostly untouched by humans have been pointed to as evidence of the catastrophic, “grotesque” extent of marine plastic pollution.
Henderson island is the largest of the four islands of pitcairn group. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and it has got great biological diversity.

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