Wednesday, May 17, 2017

This South Pacific island of rubbish shows why we need to quit our plastic habit.

Jennifer Lavers.
A remote South Pacific island has the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet, our new study has found.

Our study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, estimated that more than 17 tonnes of plastic debris has washed up on Henderson Island, with more than 3,570 new pieces of litter arriving every day on one beach alone.


Read the piece on The Conversation by a Research Scientist at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies from the University of Tasmania,  Jennifer Lavers - “This South Pacific island of rubbish shows why we need to quit our plastic habit.

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