In hiding, working on book

A contact in Hawaii sent me this appalling picture of rubbish on a beach – and maybe the most horrifying thing about it is that this island is uninhabited. It is Kaho’olawe Island in Hawaii, and all the rubbish has arrived via the ocean. Much of it comes from Korea and Japan, as evidenced by the language on the plastic bottles. Once in a while volunteers arrive for a clean-up, and the rubbish is helicoptered out.

If this is the amount that ends up on the beach of a small island, how much more must be still swilling around in the ocean…. and who can clean it up from there?

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