The Worst Plastic Pellet Spill On Earth: Hong Kong
What is a nurdle? A pre-production pellet. If you’re going to make a Coke bottle, you order nurdles, add a bunch of nasty plasticizers— chemical additives that give a plastic product its performance characteristics— like flexible or rigid, etc. Nurdles are a little bit bigger than a BB and like transporting a handful of BBs, they tend to spill.
A month ago, I was at sea with Hong Kong dwelling, Australian activist, Tracey Read. She showed the crew her local beach which she has made her mission in life to clean. This beach in Hong Kong is amongst the most plastic polluted of any we’ve ever seen. So much plastic washes up here one can hardly see the sand, and even after a thorough beach cleanup, it’s entirely polluted again within a couple of weeks.
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