This Sunday the weather was not too bad and we went for a stroll on Sandy Acres Beach in Hayle on the North coast. Not much exciting had washed up after Storm Angus. However, there was an enormous amount of nurdles, small plastic pellets that are the base material to produce final plastic products. These things end up in the sea due to spillages and present a large environmental problem as animals mistakenly feed on them. They concentrate pollutants on their surface and break down in even smaller particles (ending up in smaller animals), exacerbating the problem. I should have counted them, but there were definitely between 10 and 100 per meter strandline. I recorded the find at the nurdlehunt website, a good place to start to learn more.