‘Nurdle’ pollution hits beaches, wildlife – New Zealand

Posted on October 18, 2015 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News

‘Nurdle’ pollution hits beaches, wildlife – NewsWire.co.nz.

Dr James Bell, a marine biology lecturer at Victoria University, says overseas studies into micro-plastic pollution show nurdles are a threat to marine life and can impact on their feeding processes.

“They strongly resemble fish eggs, which are a food source for a variety of marine life and it’s concerning to think of the quantities which are being consumed,” Dr Bell said.