Heal the world

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Heal the world

An uninhabited island in the South Pacific is littered with the highest density of plastic waste anywhere in the world, according to a study conducted by the University of Tasmania's...

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Heal the world

An uninhabited island in the South Pacific is littered with the highest density of plastic waste anywhere in the world, according to a study conducted by the University of Tasmania's Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, and the Centre for Conservation Science at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Henderson Island, part of the UK's Pitcairn Islands group, has an estimated 37.7 million pieces of debris on its beaches. The island is near the centre of an ocean current, meaning it collects much rubbish from boats and South America. Researchers hope people will "rethink their relationship with plastic". The condition of the island highlighted how plastic debris has affected the environment on a global scale, Dr Lavers said. "Almost every island in the world and almost every species in the ocean is now being shown to be impacted one way or another by our waste," she said. "There's not really any one person or any one country that gets a free pass on this."

to heal/guérir (Heal the world, titre de Michael Jackson, 1991) - to be littered with/être jonché de – waste/déchets – beach/plage – rubbish/détritus, déchets – researcher/chercheur – condition/ici, situation - to highlight/mettre en relief - on a global scale/à l'échelle mondiale - to get, got, got a free pass/ici, être exempté, être à l'abri

Publié le 2/06/2017

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