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Launch - 23 May 2014

We are delighted to announce that on Friday 23 May we officially launched The Great Nurdle Hunt to the press. We have come a long way since the initiative started last year. This is thanks in a large part to the overwhelming support we have received from individuals and organisations large and small.

Intrepid nurdle hunters have been out scouring the shores of the Forth. So far we have had just under 100 nurdle sighting sent to our website mainly in the Forth but we are getting sightings across Scotland the UK and Europe. The data we are gathering is beginning to help us see trends but the more we gather the more compelling the argument that we need change now.

The Great Nurdle Hunt firmly believes the plastic industry should to do their bit to keep our seas clean and plastic free. We have been in discussion with the plastic trade associations and plastic industry operating around the Forth to explain the issue and explore how to work together to stop further nurdle pollution into the Firth of Forth. So far our conversations have been very encouraging and this is in the mainly because of the local support and evidence we have been gathering.

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