(Bloomberg) – Conservationists have identified another threat to the planet. It’s called Nurdle. Nurdles are small granules of plastic resin is not greater than a rubber that manufacturers of packagings, plastic transform straws, water bottles and other objects typical environmental impact. But nurdles themselves are also a problem. Billions of them are lost from production and supply of each year, paid or washing in water. A British patent Consulting last estimated environmental and pre-production plastic pellets the second source of micro plastic pollution in the water, according to the micro fragments of vehicle tires. Now advocacy group As You Sow shareholders has 66 churches resolutions with Chevron Corp., DowDupont Inc., Exxon Mobil Corp. and Phillips presented to disclose how many nurdles to escape their production process each year, and how effective they are addressing the problem. As justification, the group called estimates of the high financial and environmental costs associated with plastic pollution, and recent international efforts to address it. This includes a United Nations conference in Nairobi and a US law prohibiting micro-plastics used in cosmetics. “We have information on recent years by the plastics industry that you take all this seriously,” said Conrad MacKerron, senior vice president of As You Sow. The companies say they have goals to recycling plastic, he said. “This is really more of a bellwether moment as if it seriously when they are ready to do so … for better or worse, and says, ‘Here’s the situation. Here are the dirt that out. That’s what we do about it. ‘ “companies that are already participating in Operation Clean Sweep, a volunteer effort supported in the plastics industry to keep out the sea. is called as part of a Blu OCS initiative, the members are delivered confidential or to exchange data with the commercial group on the resin pellet volume we received requesting paid, recovered and recycled, along with any efforts to eliminate losses. Jacob Barron, a spokesman for the Plastic Industry Association (PIA), an industry lobby “said the provision on confidentiality are contained to eliminate competition problems that could prevent the disclosure of such information a company.” The American Chemistry Council, another lobbying co-sponsor of OCS group together with the PIA. In May, there were long-term objectives at the sector level to recover and recycle plastic packaging, and for all American manufacturers blue OCS to join by 2020, it is only limited information on the extent of this type plastic pollution of US companies and researchers worldwide has struggled to make an accurate assessment. A study in 2018 estimated that 3 million to 36 million of pellets can escape every year only a small industrial estate in Sweden, and when the smaller particles are considered published the amount is a hundred times bigger. New research has revealed the ubiquity of Eunomia plastic balls, the British environmental consultancy that nurdles overdrafts are the second source of micro-plastic pollution, estimated in 2016, it could lose the UK between 5300000000-53000000000 pellet in ‘environment unknowingly every year, new research is the ubiquity of plastic granules, captured by the bellies of fish in the South Pacific has revealed short tail digestive tract albatross in the North and the Mediterranean beaches. Braden Reddall, a spokesman for Chevron, said the council for each make fossil fuels reviews Giant shareholder proposals and recommendations in its proxy statement, scheduled for April 9 Rachelle Schikorra, a spokesman for Dow, said the regular company shareholders on sustainability talks and works to “develop solutions to keep the plastic from our environment.” Joe Gannon, a spokesman for Phillips 66, said that his company “the shareholder proposal received, and has offered to engage with the fans.” ExxonMobil declined to comment, the company will decide in the coming months if the decisions contained in the proxy statement this year, according to As You Sow.
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