Handerson Island is a place on the south side of the Pacific Ocean. The island is almost halfway between New Zealand and South America. It takes a 13-day sea voyage to get to this island where nobody lives.
Nevertheless, it is possible to see the effects of environmental pollution even on this poor Handerson Island. The untouched beaches of the island are contaminated with thousands of tons of garbage. According to the studies, there are currently 18 tons of garbage on the island surface.
Humanity produces 18 tons of garbage, mostly plastic, in just 2 seconds, said Jannifer Lavers, a marine ecotoxicology researcher from the University of Tasmania. 27 new pieces of garbage continue to hit the beach every day.
On the other hand, it is estimated that more than 5 trillion plastic flows into the ocean. It is not known where most of these garbage goes. Islands such as Handerson in the Pitcairns Islands region are home to some of the trash, according to researchers.