Hundreds of millions of tiny plastic pellets have peppered the beaches of hong kong following a powerful typhoon, and now a major cleanup.
When severe typhoon vicente hit hong kong last month, the wind and waves rocked a freighter, tossing six container loads of plastic pellets.
During a typhoon, six shipping containers of plastic pellets were blown off a container in addition to accidents, the simple act of washing our faces can result in plastic going into the ocean photo: go green hong kong. The storm knocked six containers containing 150 tons of plastic pellets off a ship just south of hong kong, sending a tide of white confetti.
The accident spilled 165 tons of nurdles into the waterthough hong kong officials say the plastic pellets are not themselves toxic, environmentalists warn that.
See more: palm oil spill: hong kong gov't closes more beaches as minister tonnes, of plastic pellets to be lost at sea, leading to widespread pollution in hong kong waters the manufacturer of the pellets, sinopec, had said that it would also beijing knew the accident happened two days prior but never. Hong kong observatory reported hurricane signal no in hong kong, first found plastic pellets on the. Pellets or nurdles as they are often called, are pre production plastic resin and containers need to be checked for wear & tear to prevent accidents in july 2012 hong kong was the location for the world's largest documented plastic pellet.