Monthly – Great Nurdle Hunt & Beach Cleans

Charmouth,  monthly  2018

Organised by the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, regular hunts for Nurdles to clear them off the local beach.  Contact the Heritage Centre for dates, for these hunts and for beach cleans.  Nurdles are tiny plastic pellets used to make most of our plastic products. It is estimated that 53 billion nurdles escape into the UK environment each year!  Due to their tiny size, nurdles are eaten by marine wildlife so move up the food chain and also act as sponges in the sea, attracting pollutants.

What can you do to help? Pick up nurdles! The more we collect, the fewer end up in the sea. Always make sure you wear gloves when handling nurdles as they contain toxins.  Nurdles have been spotted on Lyme’s Church Beach.  Head that way and take a bag and some gloves to help get rid of them.

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