Courtesy of National Geographic, Pacific Ocean.

Henderson Island is a tiny, uninhabited island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, far far away from major population centers. 19+ tons of trash litter its white, sandy beaches that is half the size of Manhattan Island in New York.

Researchers estimate that Henderson Island has the highest concentration of debris of any place in the world with over 37 million pieces on the island. For every square meter on the island, there are 672 pieces of trash. For each visible piece of plastic on the beach, two additional pieces are buried in the sand.

Read an eye-opening National Geographic article here.

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