13 of the Most Remote Destinations Around the World; Elizabeth Stamp; Architectural Digest

For travelers willing to take planes, trains, buses, and boats to reach their destinations, these isolated spots around the world are worth the trek…

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Henderson Island: the Pacific paradise groaning under 18 tonnes of plastic waste; Andrea Vance & Iain Macgregor; Guardian

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Rubbish has been washing up on its isolated beaches in the Pitcairn chain at a rate of several thousand bits of plastic a day…

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Bolton firm answer a call to arms in the war against plastic; Saiqa Chaudhari; Bolton News

A BOLTON firm has answered a “call to arms” in the war against plastic.

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An expedition to the uninhabited island harbouring 38 million pieces of plastic; Josh Davis; Natural History Museum

It has the highest density of plastic in the world.

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The Once Pristine Henderson Island Is Now Covered With Plastic Waste Kids News Article; Kim Bussing; DogoNews

UK – Henderson Island

Henderson Island in the south Pacific Ocean has always been known for its remarkable biological diversity and untouched ecology. Now, the remote UNESCO World Heritage site that lies 3,100 miles (5,000 km) from the closest human settlement, can also lay claim to being one of the most polluted places on Earth.

Jennifer Lavers, a researcher from the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies who has been studying the coral atoll for a few years, says the tiny, 14.4 square miles (37.3 square kilometers), island is home to over 38 million pieces of waste. According to the scientist, this is the “highest density of anthropogenic waste recorded anywhere in the world, with 99.8 percent of the pollution plastic.”

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38 Million Pieces of Plastic Waste Found on Uninhabited South Pacific island; Liam Whittaker; CSGlobe

UK – Henderson Island

Henderson Island, part of the Pitcairn group, is covered by 18 tonnes of plastic – the highest density of anthropogenic debris recorded anywhere in the world.

One of the world’s most remote places, an uninhabited coral atoll, is also one of its most polluted.

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.

Nearly 38m pieces of plastic were estimated to be on Henderson by researchers from the University of Tasmania and the UK’s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, weighing a combined 17.6 tonnes.

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Japan, China worst contributors to plastic pollution at Pacific ‘plastic island’; Asian Correspondent

UK – Henderson Island

UNINHABITED and extremely remote, Henderson Island in the South Pacific Ocean has been found to have the highest density of plastic debris on the planet by a scientific study published this week.

Almost 40 percent of the rubbish, the study says, was identified as coming from China and Japan alone.

Some 37.7 million pieces of debris have washed up on the island’s beaches, of which 99.8 percent is plastic. Henderson Island is a UK territory more than 5,000km from the nearest major land mass, which Unesco has listed for its “outstanding universal value.”

In analysing the rubbish, scientists found that China and Japan were the most common countries of origin for identifiable objects at 18.2 percent and 18.1 percent, respectively. They were followed by Chile – which is much more closely located geographically – at 12.5 percent.

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38 million pieces of plastic waste found on uninhabited South Pacific island; Elle Hunt; The Guardian

UK – Henderson Island

Henderson Island, part of the Pitcairn group, is covered by 18 tonnes of plastic – the highest density of anthropogenic debris recorded anywhere in the world.

One of the world’s most remote places, an uninhabited coral atoll, is also one of its most polluted.

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.

Nearly 38m pieces of plastic were estimated to be on Henderson by researchers from the University of Tasmania and the UK’s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, weighing a combined 17.6 tonnes.

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