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May 17, 2017 4:23 AM How an Uninhabited Island Got the World’s Highest Density of Trash

Isolation protects the island from human intrusion—but not 18 tons of plastic. Henderson Island lies in the South Pacific, halfway between New Zealand and Chile. No one lives there. It is about as far away from anywhere and anyone on Earth. Yet, on Henderson’s white sandy beaches, you can find articles from Russia, the United States, Europe, South America 30

May 17, 2017 3:13 AM IMAS researcher discovers plastic pollution on remote Henderson Island

One of the world’s most remote islands has been taken over by almost 38 million pieces of plastic. One of the world’s most remote islands has been taken over by almost 38 million pieces of plastic. When Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies researcher Jennifer Lavers recently set foot on the uninhabited and highly remote Henderson Island, she was met with tonnes 35

May 16, 2017 9:00 PM Remote island is 'most polluted place' on earth

Uninhabited Pacific island has highest density of plastic rubbish MIAMI • One of the planet's most remote islands is polluted with the highest density of plastic articles ever reported, with more than 3,500 pieces washing up daily. New research published on Monday said it may be the most polluted place on the planet. Henderson Island is uninhabited and lies far out in the South 50

May 16, 2017 4:43 PM No one lives on this remote Pacific island — but it’s covered in 38 million pieces of our trash

Henderson Island, an uninhabited atoll in the South Pacific, is so isolated that it’s one of the few places in the world “whose ecology has been practically untouched by a human presence.” That is, at least, according to its description by a United Nations group, which named Henderson Island a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988. “The inhospitable nature 34

May 16, 2017 4:01 PM Scientists find 38 million pieces of trash on uninhabited Pacific island

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — When researchers traveled to a tiny, uninhabited island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, they were astonished to find an estimated 38 million pieces of trash washed up on the beaches. Almost all of the garbage they found on Henderson Island was made from plastic. There were toy soldiers, dominos, toothbrushes and hundreds 32

May 16, 2017 12:15 PM One of world's remotest islands is most polluted: study

Melbourne: One of the world's most remote islands is polluted with the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet, with over 37 million pieces littered on its beaches, a new study has found. Henderson Island in the south Pacific Ocean is uninhabited and located more than 5,000 kilometres from the nearest major population centre 30

May 16, 2017 7:54 AM Remote island has 'world's worst' plastic rubbish density

An uninhabited island in the South Pacific is littered with the highest density of plastic waste anywhere in the world, according to a study. Henderson Island, part of the UK's Pitcairn Islands group, has an estimated 37.7 million pieces of debris on its beaches. The island is near the centre of an ocean current, meaning it collects much rubbish from boats 30

May 16, 2017 7:05 AM We All Live On Trash Island

You might think you were born in Australia, or New Zealand, or Malaysia or the surrounding area — but let me tell you, friend, you're wrong. In a sense, we were all spawned on a tiny island full of trash, floating miserably far, far out there. Only now are we beginning to understand the horrifying gravity of what our garbage species hath wrought. The rubbish 109

May 15, 2017 9:15 PM This remote South Pacific island is buried in the world’s plastic

The beaches of Henderson Island are littered with plastic razor blades, toothbrushes and scoops from containers of baby formula, coffee and laundry powder. Turtles get tangled in fishing wire. Land crabs make their homes in toxic plastic. Despite sitting 3,100 miles from the nearest factory or human settlement, this South Pacific island is covered with the highest 79

May 15, 2017 7:11 PM One of the World's Most Remote Islands Is Also the Most Polluted

A tiny, uninhabited piece of land in the South Pacific Ocean, called Henderson Island, is considered one of the most remote islands in the world. But now, researchers say it has earned a much more worrisome new title: the world's most polluted island. Henderson Island is so remote thatit's visited only every five to 10 years, for research purposes, and is listed 33