Nurdle free beaches using the Mermaids Tear Catcher
On October 24, 2017 Durban’s eyes were opened to the global threat nurdles pose to our oceans when a freak storm resulted in two billion nurdles spilling into the Durban harbor and quickly spreading along the entire KZN coastline. In association with the World Nurdle Association, Litter4Tokens has developed and will introduce the Mermaid Tear Catcher at the Ballito Pro. The mermaid tear catcher is also being launched in the USA and UK by the end of September 2019. This innovative round Frisbee-like disk is designed to sift through sand and collect nurdles (also called mermaid tears) and doubles as a frisbee, making it both educational and fun. Litter4toknes is also the partner and manufacturer for the first Nurdle Trommel for South Africa and Africa. These will be supplied for all beach clean ups across the country and can be sponsored by various organisations or buisinesses. This drum like mechanism is a bigger version of the mermaid tear catcher and sand can be shovelled into the drum and microplastic collected and removed from beaches and riverbeds.
Do you care about the ocean and our planet?
Please support Litter4tokens the official CSR partner to the Ballito Pro on the beach, we ask that you join the Mermaid Tear collection competition. Small plastic balls can be sieved out of the sand these are also called Mermaid tears. You can make a donation of R50 or more to purchase a Mermaid Tear Catcher and at the end of the day we will announce the winners as to whom collects the most Mermaid tears (plastic nurdles) These micro plastics are detrimental to our ocean and marine life. You can also use the MTC as a Frisbee whilst watching the incredible surfers carve the waves. Hand in your Mermaid tears to the Litter4tokens gazebo by 5pm and the winners will be announced the next day and prizes handed out.
You could win every day a R100 voucher for Pick N Pay, a massage or Lola Lee nail application From the Skin and Nail Bar which has opened in Salt Rock, a 2 night stay including breakfast at Coco De Mer Boutique Hotel, Dinner for 2 to the value of R500 @ Fiamma Grill, a Breakfast Voucher to the value of R250 for Concha Café, a Clothing voucher for Le Coco Beach Boutique Store to the value of R500, an embroidered Zimbali Coastal Resort Beach towel and kiddies t-shirts from Zema, Zimbali estate Management association.
These mermaid tear catchers will also be used for the Google and Facebook beach clean ups in the United states in San Francisco for www.seahugger.org.
Official partner of FIDRA
This data will help contribute to the global picture of nurdle pollution as part of ‘The Great Global Nurdle Hunt’.
Data should be submitted to Fidra’s ‘The Great Nurdle Hunt’ online map – an international citizen science survey aimed at providing a global evidence base of plastic pellet, or ‘nurdle’, pollution; mapping out the presence of pellet pollution using volunteer submissions of nurdle finds. To find out more visit www.nurdlehunt.org.uk