At the beginning of February we joined in the GREAT WINTER NURDLE HUNT. Nurdles are tiny round plastic pellets used in the production of most plastic products.
Sadly, these pellets escape from containers and factories and enter the marine environment where they act as magnets attracting toxins such as pesticides in the water.As Nurdles look like fish eggs/food they are eaten by marine animals and birds leading to feeding problems and ultimately death. Furthermore,the plastic and the associated toxins can enter our food chain by this route.
Nurdles do not go away – like other plastic over time they just fragment into smaller and smaller plastic particles.
FIDRA are collecting data on the number and location of these pellets so you can add your findings at
photo Nurdles on beach Worthing April 2017