Harmful plastic nurdles find pride of place in building industry

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Harmful plastic nurdles find pride of place in building industry

One company has decided to make building material out of tiny plastic pellets washing up along SA’s coastline

Mluleki Mdletshe

A silver lining has emerged from an environmental disaster that struck Cape Town last year when a ship lost a container with a massive consignment of tiny plastic pellets.

The Centre for Regenerative Design and Collaboration decided the pellets, known as nurdles, which have beached along parts of SA’s coastline, must not end up in landfill sites.

Instead the centre has introduced another  solution to the excessive amounts of nurdles being found along oceans and rivers: turning them into building material called RESIN8...

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