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Natures Valley Trust is hosting a beach clean-up and hopes to tackle a growing nurdle problem in Plettenberg Bay; the community are encouraged to join the cause.


Plettenberg Bay, South Africa (17 September 2021) – The Plett community are meeting up at Central Beach this weekend to tackle a developing nurdle problem. It has become evident that there is a buildup of nurdles on the beaches, and it needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

Nurdles are small plastic pellets about the size of a lentil. Countless billions of them are used each year to make nearly all our plastic products. These pellets must be collected as our coastal wildlife are confusing them with food and ingesting the toxic nurdles.

Natures Valley Trust is using World Clean-Up Day, the 18th of September 2021, to rally the community and host a massive clean-up day of their own.

Gloves and bags will be provided as well as a hand cleaning station with sanitiser.

To help out, all you need to do is head down to the beach with a kitchen sieve and sift the nurdles out of the beach sand.

“We are also including a nurdle search in Saturday’s clean-up, given the recent influx of nurdles washing ashore. Feel free to bring along a sieve and help remove these microplastics from our beach.”

Sources: Natures Valley Trust
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