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Expedition team embark to world’s most plastic polluted island

Henderson Island in the South Pacific has the highest density of plastic debris in the world. Around 3 500 – 13 500 new plastic items wash up here every day. The island’s East Beach is polluted by 30 million plastic items.

In early June, a team will embark to Henderson Island’s East Beach to help clean-up, and raise awareness of plastic pollution through science and art.

Above: East Beach disposables. Photo: Jennifer Lavers.