Nurdles: The Worst Toxic Waste You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Karen McVeigh; The Guardian (UK); Monday 29 November 2021. Link to original article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/29/nurdles-plastic-pellets-environmental-ocean-spills-toxic-waste-not-classified-hazardous Billions of these tiny plastic pellets are floating in the ocean, causing as much damage as oil spills, yet they are still not classified as hazardous. When the X-Press Pearl container ship caught fire and sank in the Indian Ocean inContinue reading “Nurdles: The Worst Toxic Waste You’ve Probably Never Heard Of”

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 onContinue reading “Sri Lanka Ship Fire Leads to Huge Release of Plastic Pellets (Nurdles)”