Garbage capital: littered plastic island

Мусорная столица: заваленный пластиком остров

Every square metre of the island is more than 600 items

Scientists have shown one of the dirtiest places on Earth.

The researchers showed the “garbage capital” of our planet – the island of Henderson, littered with plastic waste.

Institute of marine and Arctic research Australia obnarodovat video on its YouTube channel.

The island is in the Pacific ocean and is part of the British overseas territory of Pitcairn Islands.

Scientists have counted on it, about 17 tons or 37.7 million units of waste plastic, toothbrushes, lighters, razors and other plastic products.

With an area of just 32 square kilometers. Then on each square meter of the island nahoditsya for 671 subject.

Henderson is located in Central ocean currents, and it washes debris from passing by ships from South America.

Yesterday it was reported that the bleaching of the Great barrier reef off the coast of Australia took the unprecedented extent of the discoloration was subjected to two-thirds of the reef.

Note that humanity is freed from one of the environmental problems – pollution of the Earth’s atmosphere the molecules of sulfuric acid and other acidic pollutants.


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