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MACRO-PLASTICS 2018-05-16T10:23:34+00:00

Project Description

Nurdles are the raw industrial form of plastic. To make your plastic item, nurdles are poured into an extrusion, compression, or injection moulding machine to be heated and moulded into the desired shape. They are small, between 3-5mm so that they can act as a liquid when measuring out proportions. Nurdles are very cheap and spillages are common in their production, creation, transportation, moulding and finally when they’re recycled again. The only way to prevent nurdles from entering the environment is to make the facilities that deal with them nurdle-tight.

20,000,000 tonnes is used in plastic packaging, most of which is single use.

75% of plastic entering the oceans originates from cities, towns and villages on the coast.

The most effective way to reduce plastic entering the ocean is to reduce plastic packaging and manage plastic better in coastal areas.