Nurdle Hunt

Clean the beach and save animals by collecting tiny plastic pieces on the shore! Join a discussion about tackling the issue of single-use plastic as we celebrate UAE Environment Day

It’s not just finished plastic products like bottles that cause harm to our seas, plastics are polluting our marine environments even before they become the objects we all recognise. Nurdles are pre-production plastic pieces – the raw material that makes almost all plastic products. For example, around 600–1,200 nurdles are melted and shaped to make a single plastic water bottle. They may sound cute but these little pellets are the 2nd biggest source of microplastic litter (by weight) found on beaches the world over and are often mistaken for food by wildlife. In order to raise awareness about the impacts of plastics on our oceans and wildlife.
We have joined hands with Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Abu Dhabi as part of our activity to celebrate UAE National Environment day which is held every year on the 4th of February, to spend the morning hunting for nurdles on the beach. This will be followed by a majlis-style disucssion session to share your solutions to single-use plastic. 

What to bring:

  • A recycled container for collecting nurdles.
  • Reusable water bottle.
  • Sunscreen.


What to wear:

  • Sports/casual clothes.
  • Sun hat
  • Shoes suitable for walking on the beach.


Activity Partner:

Abu Dhabi
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas - Abu Dhabi
Date & Time
Saturday, 04 February 2023 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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