38 million pieces of trash found on uninhabited island in PacificPosted on May 17, 2017 by DrRossH in Plastic & Wildlife
By clearing a part of a beach of trash and then watching new pieces accumulate, Lavers said they were able to estimate that more than 13,000 pieces of trash wash up every day on the island, which is about 6 miles long and 3 miles wide.
Great work by Jennifer Lavers to document this. Counting the amount that washed up per day is vitally important as it puts a time scale into the rate of pollution and the type. This what BeachPatrol Australia has been doing for the Port Phillip Bay this last 15 months.