Rika Chandra

Aug 3, 2021

4 min read

Nurdles ahoy!

The plastic pellets causing havoc

I had not heard of the word ‘Nurdles’ till a couple of months ago. If you’ve been watching the news, you may recall the explosion of a cargo vessel ‘The X-Press Pearl’ in May, just off the Western Coast of Sri Lanka. This has caused catastrophic environmental impacts, with consequences that are immediate and expected to continue for the foreseeable future.