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Debris at East Beach, Henderson Island. | Jennifer Lavers
Conservation

Tons of Plastic Garbage Found Covering a Remote Island in the South Pacific

The once-unspoiled beaches of Henderson Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were littered with heaps of plastic garbage and innumerable bits of other manmade waste.

Published On 05/15/2017
9:20 PM EDT
A northern beach on Henderson Island, as seen before massive amounts of debris washed up on the island. | Angela Kepler/Pacific Biodiversity Information Forum
Partially-eaten plastic bottle found on Henderson Island. | Jennifer Lavers