Thank you to the public for notifying the Overstrand Environmental Department of the nurdles on Kleinmond Main Beach.

The Kleinmond and Betty's Bay Working for the Coast teams are currently working carefully and methodically to sieve the nurdles from the sand, it is a slow process but the team is determined to collect as many of the nurdles as possible before the high tide washes them back out to sea.

Recommended Disposal
Please do not discard in Municipal waste bins. Should you encounter these nurdles, please contact the Overstrand Municipality's Environmental Department (028 316 3724 during office hours or 028 313 8111/028 31308980 after hours), or

•    African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS) on 072 598 7117,
•    South African Shark Conservancy (SASC) on 028 312 3029 or
•    Dyer Island Conservation Trust on 082 907 5607
•    and remember to mention exactly where they were found/spotted.

Collecting nurdles
Suggested equipment list and some examples of their use:
- OLD JAM JAR: to keep you nurdle finds in
- SIEVE: to separate nurdles from the sand
- BUCKET: to collect nurdle finds and other marine debris. Many (though not all) nurdles and microplastic will float in water, so a quick way to separate them from sand can be to simply put the collected nurdles, sand and debris in a bucket of water and scoop off the plastic fragments from the top placing them

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Hermanus 028 313 8000
Kleinmond 028 271 8400
Gansbaai 028 384 8300
Stanford 028 341 8500

enquiries@overstrand.gov.za