ORIGIN

The founder of Nurdle, Joshua Beech, was in his final year at University, when he decided to escape the stresses of revision by venturing to the nearest beach – Whitsand Bay in South East Cornwall. Nothing could’ve prepared him for the sight that he saw.

“Billions of micro plastic nurdles washed in
with every wave.”

It was the most shocking environmental issue Josh had ever seen, and it was only 10 miles from his home.

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FROM IDEA TO REALITY

As Josh learnt about the scale of the issue it became increasingly apparent that we needed more and more tools to tackle microplastics.

Nurdles ideas of cleaner beaches became a reality, we developed the hand powered Trommel for small scale cleanups and the Basking Shark machine, towed by a quad bike, for the largest microplastic and nurdle problems. We partnered with Karcher who provided us with micro-vacs too, which were a much needed addition to our array of tools!
But we always wanted to turn this once deadly pollution into something beautiful.

PRODUCT LIFECYCLE

Over Covid, we developed the Ocean Plastic Phonecase. Made from the very microplastics we collect.

Every single one of our cases are made by Josh in his workshop out of the very microplastics he and Nurdles wonderful friends collect.

Whether they come from the Trommels, micro-vacs or the machine they will never make their way back into the ocean again. We incentivise the circular economy to ensure they never become waste again, by providing a buyback scheme where we guarantee to repurpose these cases into new products.

THE NURDLE COMMUNITY

Upcycling Marine Debris From UK Coastlines.

Education

Learn in-depth about microplastics, their origins and where we find them here.

Family Map

We have 40 Trommels scattered around the world! Click here to see where they are located.

Our Partners

We genuinely wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for our wonderful partners. Click here to see which companies support us!

UPCOMING TOUR AND EVENTS

July

30TH

Friday

16:30-17:30

Unveiling v2 of our big machine.

Completion of prototype 2 of our big machine, the Basking Shark.

August

16TH

Monday

9:30-17:30

Chessel Bay Cleanup

Our largest single cleanup in history.

October

6TH

Wednesday

7:30-11:30

The start of our next tour

The next tour!

LATEST NEWS

Nurdle – The Full Story

July 14th, 2021|

The Life Changing Moment In Josh’s final year of Environmental Science at University he went to escape the stresses of revision and ventured to his nearest beach – a quiet bay in East Cornwall called Whitsand. When he got down to the beach to clear his