|Henderson's Northern Beach in 2009 (Public Domain)|
This is the unfortunate reality on remote Henderson Island, otherwise a tropical paradise. Situated within the Pitcairn Islands, Henderson is right in the path of powerful ocean currents. These currents deposit a “steady stream of plastic from around the world” on heretofore pristine beaches.
These days, Robinson Crusoe might fare better in a New York City dumpster than on a deserted island. Henderson Island currently has “the highest density of debris reported in the world.”
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