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    • Florian11 months ago

      Important read.

      Nurdles also act as “rafts” for harmful bacteria such as E coli or even cholera


    • TripleG
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      11 months ago

      Who knew! Another disgrace to humanity.

    • DellwoodBarker1 year ago

      Important and Tragic. Grateful to be Aware of this harmful environmental plastic.

      Now environmentalists are joining forces with the Sri Lankan government in an attempt to turn the X-Press Pearl disaster into a catalyst for change.

      When the IMO’s marine environment protection committee met in London this week, Sri Lanka’s call for nurdles to be classified as hazardous goods attracted public support, with more than 50,000 people signing a petition. “There is nothing to stop what happened in Sri Lanka happening again,”

      Awareness is growing about the huge threat posed by the tiny pellets. Last year two environmental protesters in the US were charged under a Louisiana state law with “terrorising” a plastics industry lobbyist when they left a box of nurdles outside his house as part of a campaign to stop the Taiwan-based Formosa Plastics opening a factory in Louisiana.