Feb 1, 2017

The Great Winter Nurdle Hunt, 3 - 5 Feb 2017

Join the chilly winter nurdle hunt this February!

Billions of pellets are lost to the UK environment each year, according to recent studies, with evidence building that they can significantly harm marine life once at sea. However, this pollutant remains under the radar of the general public and many decision makers. 


The UK government is inviting evidence on different sources of microplastic and what we can do to reduce them, as part of its microbeads consultation. We need to make sure that the government knows about this problem! That's where you come in.


Winter Nurdle Hunt


Take part from 3 to 5 Feb at a beach near you! You can hunt for nurdles anywhere you like! The Nurdle Hunt is looking for as many parts of the UK to be covered as possible.


The information you gather this weekend will help show the UK Government that pellets really are found on beaches all around the UK, and that people care about the issue. So please join the chilly mission to hunt these pesky pellets!



The Great Nurdle Hunt Project is hoping to raise a true army of nurdle hunters for this weekend, but they need your help! 

Share the event on Facebook. | Click here to send a Tweet or mention @greatnurdler #nurdlehunt 
And don't forget to TALK ABOUT NURDLES :)



Tell the UK government what you think about nurdles, microbeads and the microplastic problem! The consultation runs until 28th February, and is a great opportunity to make your opinions count! 

You can respond to the consultation HERE


Download a fact sheet about nurdles that you can use for your response HERE

Solway Firth Partnership