Nurdles (small plastic packaging pellets) have been washing up at various beaches along the coast in the south-Western Cape region. This incident of nurdle pollution is being investigated by the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA).
A number of municipalities and members of the public, through NGOs and volunteer groups, have been conducting nurdle clean-up campaigns in the affected areas. Their efforts are greatly acknowledged and encouraged. A technical guide on the techniques for manual clean-up of nurdles on beaches is attached for your reference, guidance and distribution…
You will find the entire circular and accompanying documents below.
PIET VAN ZYL
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS AND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING
DEA&DP Circular No 0029-2020_Nurdles Response_HOD 03122020
Download “DEADP Circular No.0029-2020 Nurdles Response” DEADP-Circular-No-0029-2020_Nurdles-Response_HOD-03122020.pdf – 152.96 KB
DEA&DP Circular No 0029-2020_Attachment 1_Nurdle Spill Tech Collection
Download “DEADP Circular No.0029-2020 Spill Tech Collection” DEADP-Circular-No-0029-2020_Attachment-1_Nurdle-Spill-Tech-Collection.pdf – 438.72 KB
DEA&DP Circular No 0029-2020_Attachment 2_ITOPF Technical Guidance Manual
Download “DEADP Circular No.0029-2020 Technical Guidance Manual” DEADP-Circular-No-0029-2020_Attachment-2_ITOPF-Technical-Guidance-Manual.pdf – 380.34 KB