Our Objective

A nurdle is a plastic pellet which serves as raw material in the manufacturing of plastic products. Nurdles are washing up on our beaches, riverbanks, and lake shorelines by the millions. Help us find and map the source by conducting your own nurdle survey. Just let us know how many pellets you found and where. You can submit your data here.

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Nurdle Patrol publication!

Check out the Nurdle Patrol Sampling Methodology publication!

Watch our training video to learn the basics!

Follow lifelong buddies Jace Tunnell and Sam Sugarek on an environmental expedition along the Gulf of Mexico in search of the not so elusive Nurdle. Nurdles are tiny plastic pellets which serve as raw material in the manufacturing of plastic products. Nurdles are washing up on our beaches, riverbanks, and lake shorelines by the millions. Watch this documentary and see what the problem is, how the pellets are impacting the environment, and what you can do to help stop the plastic pollution from reaching the ocean.

Nurdles Collected:

Surveys Completed: 11,020