Henderson Island

Henderson Island, an uninhabited coral atoll in the eastern South Pacific has the highest density of anthropogenic detritus recorded anywhere in the world and almost all of it is plastic.
Two thirds of this waste is not visible with 4,500 items per square metre buried to a depth of 10cm in the sand, according to new research.  About 13,000 new items are washing up daily. Even if we stopped using so much plastic now, I imagine it will continue to wash onto these shores for thousands of years.
I did have a poem here but have taken it down as I'd like to get it published somewhere..apols!


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