The Great Global Nurdle Hunt

Join in on 13 - 22 March 2020!

Take part in The Great Global Nurdle Hunt and join thousands worldwide searching for nurdles.

How

Sign up here using this form to register your interest and let us know you want to take part.

This way we can keep track of how many people, groups and organisations we have taking part. We can track the number of countries our Global #NurdleHunt will reach and we will also be able to send you updates and event news leading up to, and during The Great Global Nurdle Hunt week.

 

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If you have a location in mind for your own nurdle hunt or are planning a public nurdle hunt, fill in below. If not, skip to submit.

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Show us exactly where you found them on our online nurdle map by dragging the icon to the location where you found your nurdles. Note: This location should be the beach you intend to survey. If public this will be shown on a publicly available online map.

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Photo Credit: Amber A / British Antarctic Survey

A team from the British Antarctic Survey on Adelaide Island, Antarctica, took to the freezing coastline in February 2019 as part of the first Great Global Nurdle Hunt.

What

The Great Global Nurdle Hunt is an annual event (first run in 2019) which aims to build upon the worldwide engagement around the issue of nurdles and support calls for effective mitigating action at industry and government levels.

Join in this year:

1. Choose a date (between 13 - 22 March).

Only one date is required but if you want to do more then be our guest (why not check out another beach if possible).

2. Choose a location / beach.

Any beach will do, but we recommend sandy beaches; this can include beaches on freshwater lakes, on river banks as well as ocean beaches. 

Make sure it is safe for you to get to and you are allowed to be there. 

3. Take a look at the essential nurdle hunt information

Tips to hunt – This includes an idea of equipment you might need and where to look to find those nurdles.

ID Chart (with recording form) – This will help you identify what you find.

4. Go nurdle hunting!

Head down to your chosen beach, on your chosen date, and hunt for those nurdles! 

5. Share your action! 

Take photos, and share your story on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Dont forget to mention @greatnurdler and tag #nurdlehunt.

Why

We are calling for industry to take responsibility of the pellets they handle, and ensure that effective best practice measures are implemented at all stages of the supply chain where pellets are handled to stop this loss at source.

This is a global problem that calls for globally co-ordinated solutions. From trialing solutions with the Scottish government and industry close to home, to raising awareness with EU decision-makers and global trade associations, Fidra are pushing for solutions that work at an international scale. Evidence from our Global Nurdle Hunt is vital for this work.

Our Nurdle Map has shown that people across the world are finding these plastic pellets washed up on their shores. We want to harness this worldwide engagement, showcase the fantastic work people are doing and illustrate to the global plastics industry that the issue of plastic pellet pollution is widespread.  

We need your help to take to the beaches and organise a nurdle hunt in your area. We want to cover as many countries and meters of coastline as possible, to really show how big this problem is.

To find out more about the solutions we’re working on, check out our newly updated website.

 

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Photo Credit: Tracey Williams / Lego Lost At Sea

Other things you can do now:

Click attending on ourFacebook event

Check out our Nurdle Map to see where people have found nurdles so far

Share with your friends, colleagues or contacts.