Skip to content

The Bowmans Shipping Podcast #10: Plastic Nurdles: the toxic waste polluting our oceans

September 22 | Shipping, Aviation and Logistics

Nurdle pollution has a devastating effect on marine ecology and became the focus of the maritime world in May 2021 when the vessel X-Press Pearl caught fire off the west coast of Sri Lanka and spilled about 75 billion particles (or 1 680 tons of nurdles) into the ocean. This podcast series returns with an in-depth discussion between partners Jeremy Prain and Lana Stockton on the topic of plastic ‘nurdle’ spills from shipping containers.