Sri Lanka Ship Fire Leads to Huge Release of Plastic Pellets (Nurdles)

Sri Lanka undertakes the daunting cleanup of countless plastic pellets (nurdles) that have washed up on its beaches from a cargo ship that caught fire. In the photo at left, plastic pellets being collected from beaches are to be transported to a hazardous waste yard (image courtesy Marine Environment Protection Authority, MEPA). For more on this story, read the article below.

With fire contained, Sri Lanka faces plastic pellet problem from stricken ship

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