The curse of the plastic nurdle

The curse of the plastic nurdle

In 2017, billions of tiny plastic pellets the size of a lentil were spilt from a ship moored in Durban in South Africa.

These pellets, called nurdles, are now appearing on the famously beautiful beaches of south-west Western Australia.

Nurdles aren’t new, they’ve been around since the 1960s and ever since there has been spills into the environment. On land, at sea and everywhere, these tiny bits of plastic are appearing.

Who’s responsible for the clean up?

This program aired on Radio National’s Off Track.

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