Microbeads - which have actually been partly banned - were found in five rivers, while seven rivers had plastic pellets known as nurdles
But in the wake of the microbeads scandal, who has heard of the other great threat to Earth's waters - nurdles
? There are estimated to be 53billion of the tiny plastic pellets - used as raw material in the manufacture of plastic products - flooding into the UK's rivers and seas alone every year.
More than half the rivers tested contained plastic pellets called nurdles
which are used as a raw material in the production of plastic products.
Each tonne o mi trucks ca p bags sp of plastic is made up of 50 million nurdles
, with carrying around two billion per load.
Seven locations turned up plastic pellets known as "nurdles
", which are used in the production of plastic products.
Five rivers contained microbeads and over half nurdles
-- a raw material in plastic production.
are small plastic pellets about the size of a lentil.
Instead, it breaks down into ever smaller "nurdles
" - microplastics that are then ingested by zooplanktons living in oceans, and eventually by fish and humans.
Morgan started slowly on Friday but began to show his undoubted limited-overs class, mixing up big hits and nudges and nurdles
, before he was caught and bowled for 41.
plastic pellets ("nurdles
"), (7) and one banning plastic
All of which pales both quantitatively and qualitatively in comparison to the 5.5 quadrillion plastic pellets, or nurdles
(250 billion pounds worth), that we manufacture annually.
Most of the items were lentil-sized "nurdles
" said to be among the most destructive types of plastic in use today.