Tiny plastic pellets found on 73% of UK beaches
A search of hundreds of beaches across the UK has found almost three-quarters of them are littered with tiny plastic pellets.
The lentil-size pellets known as “nurdles” are used as a raw material by industry to make new plastic products.
But searches of 279 shorelines from Shetland to Scilly revealed that 205 (73%) contained pellets.
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