13 of the dirtiest beaches in the world

13 of the dirtiest beaches in the world

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Although inhabited and remote, South Sentinel island is covered with marine debris, mostly plastic. South Sentinel, Andaman Islands, Bay of Bengal. Captions and Photo: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Wide scale pollution has turned some of the world’s most beautiful beaches into trash heaps.

From Hawaii’s Kamilo Beach — which is so littered by man-made debris that it earned the nickname “Plastic Beach” — to Henderson Island, a remote, uninhabited island in the South Pacific whose beaches are some of the dirtiest on Earth, these former sandy paradises now resemble garbage dumps…

Read Full Article; Travel Insider (06-21-2018)

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