Plastic ‘nurdles’ found littering UK beaches

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Plastic ‘nurdles’ found littering UK beaches

A search of 279 beaches around the UK has found that almost three-quarters of them were littered with tiny plastic “nurdles”.

Volunteers signed up to search their local shoreline, ranging between Shetland and the Scilly Isles, for the lentil-sized pellets, used as a raw material to make plastic products.

They can cause damage to such wildlife as birds and fish, which eat them.

The findings will be reflected in a government study into microplastics.

By |2019-05-08T10:01:30+01:00February 20th, 2017|News from the web|0 Comments

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