Nurdles – They sound kinda cute don’t they. Perhaps they’re a new, lovable cartoon family on CBeebies or a tasty 60-second microwave treat?
Well, no… Despite the rather appealing name, they’re anything but cute and lovable. They are in fact the bigger brother of microplastics. We’ll assume you’ve already heard of microplastic as the word has now made its way into popular culture and is often the subject of mainstream news articles. Just in case you haven’t, microplastics are tiny particles of plastic ranging in size from 10 nanometres right up to 5mm in diameter. Read more