That's a wrap for this year. Thank you to all those who took part in The Great Global Nurdle Hunt.


Image credit: WILDOCEANS Blue Crew in Durban, South Africa (From L to R) Duduzile Cele,

Sarah Ntuli, Hawukile Mbhele (front) Duduzile Magubane– Photographer Kelvin Trautman


Nearly 1000 people worldwide searched for nurdles during this period. A fantastic turn out and we are delighted that so many could join in.

By taking part and submitting you nurdle finds to our map we are able to show the worldwide extent of this polluiton problem. 

Check out the event page for a gallery on some of the best images sent in.

We will be putting together a report of our collective findings and releasing that later in the year to help raise the profile of this important issue. Your participation and these findings will help support our calls for industry to prevent this form of pollution at source.

Here's what WILDOCEANS had to say:

'This year, WILDOCEANS took part in the Great Global Nurdle Hunt in search for nurdles on Durban’s beaches. The team, consisting, amongst others, of the Blue Port - a crew of local youth who collect waste in the Durban Port and sort it for recycling/upcycling on a daily basis - spent the morning at Addington Beach in Durban. The team collected over 1000 in under an hour, which consisted of a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. Addington beach has previously been a hotspot for nurdle accumulation over the past 2 years, following a massive nurdle spill occurring in October 2017, which saw over 49 tons of nurdles were released into the Port and were subsequently dispersed into the Indian Ocean along the entire eastern seaboard of South Africa.'

Thanks again to all those who took part and look out for our results to come later this year


If you have took part and want to submit data on your finds please click this button below to submit your results.