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414 Million Plastic Pieces Found in "Australia's Last Intact Paradise"



Many rubbish was consumer goods such as Bottle Caps, Straw and Boots. (Representation)

Canberra:

About 414 million people were discovered in the Indian Ocean's remote Keeling Islands. Plastic units, including one million shoes and over 370,000 toothbrushes.

In a study published in Scientific Reports on Thursday, Australian territory was found to have lifted 238 tonnes of plastic, despite the fact that some 500 people live, CNN reports

. Islands – 2,750 km from Perth – are sold to tourists as "Australia's last unspoiled paradise".

Most of the garbage was disposable items such as bottle caps, straw, boots and sandals, University of Tasmania said marine ecotoxicologist Jennifer Lavers, who led the study

"Nowadays our oceans have plastic pollution everywhere and remote islands are

Jennifer Lavers said 41

4 million units of estimates were "conservative" because they were selected at a depth of only 10 cm and could not reach some beaches Known as

In 2017, Lavers revealed that the Henderson Islands in the South Pacific region had the highest density density reported worldwide

The Cocos Islands were smaller than the Henderson Island but the overall Henderson Island's units weighing more than 38 million were 17 tons.

(Except for the title, this story was not edited by NDTV staff and published from a syndicated source.)

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