Micro Plastic

Micro plastic or ‘nurdles’ as they are technically known are pellet like pieces of plastic that enter the sea through spillage and poor storage in factories; they have not yet been injection molded and are therefore perfect for production.

Nurdles are around 4mm in diametre and are often referred to as Mermaids’ Tears.

The United Nations states 13,000 nurdles are floating every square mile of the ocean – this is an average figure and the concentration of nurdles worldwide varies greatly. A beach such as Porthtowan will collect far larger quantities for example.