Nurdles are considered a primary microplastic meaning they are purposely made microplastics and come in thousands of different resins. Nurdles are the basis for all the plastic products we consume. According to Nurdle Patrol, approximately 1,500 nurdles are needed to make 1 single-use water bottle. Nurdles are washing up on beaches across the globe and are considered one the biggest micropollutants in the ocean. This is detrimental as nurdles are often mistaken for food by shorebirds, fish, and other amazing wildlife.
Check out Nurdle Patrol to learn more about nurdles!