Little Plastic ‘Nurdles’ Are Flooding Beaches and Waterways

    These lentil-sized pellets are used to make nearly all plastic goods. But they often escape and end up polluting oceans and coastal communities. This story originally appeared on Undark and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Last September, Jace Tunnell discovered a layer of tiny round plastic pellets covering a beach on Padre Island, off the southern coast of Texas. There were “millions of them,” he recalled, “and it went on for miles.” […]

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