The South Pacific island has been found by marine scientists to have the highest density of debris recorded anywhere in the world, holding 99.8% of plastic pollution.
The tiny island is in the path of the South Pacific Gyre – an ocean current. This is why it accumulates as much as 17 tonnes of plastic rubbish.
Henderson Island is a World Heritage Listed site but has yet to undergo a cleanup operation.
Produced by David Ibekwe.
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