Study to quantify plastic pellet (nurdle) emissions in the UK

This study set out to estimate the quantity of pre-production plastic pellets lost each year in Scotland and elsewhere in the UK.
To achieve this, the authors reviewed the published research on pellet loss and attempted to bridge information gaps by speaking with industry representatives and stakeholders, including those with first-hand experience of spills and losses.

The analysis undertaken for this research shows that pre-production pellet loss to the environment in the UK is likely to be atleast 105 tonnes, and possibly as high as 1,054 tonnes each year. These tonnages equate to 5 billion and 53 billion pellets per annum respectively.

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