It’s not just finished plastic products like bottles that cause harm to our seas, plastics are polluting our marine environments even before they become the objects we all recognise. Nurdles are pre-production plastic pieces – the raw material that makes almost all plastic products. For example, around 600–1,200 nurdles are melted and shaped to make a single plastic water bottle. They may sound cute but these little pellets are the 2nd second biggest source of microplastic litter (by weight) found on beaches the world over and are often mistaken for food by wildlife.
In order to raise awareness about the impacts of plastics on our oceans and wildlife, the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi is organising its own nurdle hunt on Saadiyat Beach. This is an invite only event, but if you happen to be there, do ask about how you can claim your impact badge through our app! (available on Google Play Store or Apple App Store)
What to bring:
- A recycled container for collecting nurdles.
- Reusable water bottle.
What to wear:
- Sports/casual clothes.
- Shoes suitable for walking on the beach.