Record Your Nurdle Catch

Record Your Nurdle Catch

Mermaids Tear Catchers | Litter4tokens
Mermaids Tear Catcher | Litter4tokens

What happens with the data?

This data will help contribute to the global picture of nurdle pollution as part of ‘The Great Global Nurdle Hunt’.

We collate the data with Fidra’s ‘The Great Nurdle Hunt’ – 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

We need your pictures of your collection, weight or number of nurdles collected and geographic location. Please add your photo to be considered for a prize * see terms and conditions below
You could win one of the following prizes:

  • The winning SA Lifesaving Club will receive R10 000 in prize money.
  • Individuals can win R10 000 worth of vouchers from Hurricane Surf; a Jacki Bruniquel photography course, ‘The Art of Being Through Seeing’, valued at more than R5 000; free yoga lessons for a month with Helen Garner; and FITKIT vouchers for new yoga gym wear.
  • Win two nights (standard accommodation) for two people at The Cavern Resort & Spa. Named after the infamous Cannibal Cavern, the resort is nestled in the foothills of the northern Drakensberg in the Amphitheatre World Heritage Site area. The prize includes all meals, teas and guided morning hikes, valued at R6 400 and also a 2 night for 2 in superior accommodation including all meals, teas and guided morning hikes – value: R8080. More prizes are still to be announced!
  • R2000 dinner vouchers at Zimbali

Don’t’ be sad if you don’t win just remember you are doing this all for saving your ocean and planet so future generations can enjoy and be grateful.

Thank you from Litter4tokens.

The Great Global Nurdle Hunt | Litter4tokens

What To Do With Your Nurdles?


We ask for all nurdles to be put in a sealed container and posted to Spilltech –

29th Floor, Durban Bay House
333 Anton Lembede Street (Smith Street)
Durban, 4001
Tel: +27 031 3011102 ● Fax: +27 031 3017110 ● Mobile: +27 83 453 4899
E- Mail: ● Website

Litter4Tokens has developed the innovative Mermaid Tear Catcher (MTC), a scooping device with holes specifically demarcated allowing the user to sieve the nurdles out of the dry sea or river sand. It is made from ocean-bound plastic, and all funds raised from the sales go towards the Litter4Tokens kiosks in South Africa, thereby creating a perfect, circular economy. The MTC can be ordered online at and, when not used for collecting nurdles, it doubles as a frisbee!

The DRUMPAL drums will include sponsor branding as well as clear instructions on how to collect the nurdles. Once participants have made their collection, they must take a photo and upload it to Record Your Nurdle Catch | Litter4Tokens, alongside the unique MTC code (if you have bought one), the geographic location, or the name of the lifesaving club. There will be monthly winners for the most Nurdles collected. The drums will be located at:


Milnerton Surf Lifesaving Club
Loxton road
Woodbridge Island
Scottburgh Surf Lifesaving Club
Pavilion 1
Marine Terrace – Scottburgh Main Beach
Scottburgh 4180
Woodridge Surf Lifesaving Club
084 545 4089
17 Meeu Street
Cape St Francis

Umtamvuna Surf Lifesaving Club
14 Lilypond Lane
Pirates Surf Lifesaving Club
Battery Beach Rd
Durban Central
Mzamba Surf Lifesaving Club
Wild Coast Casino,
Water Wave Park,
Lifeguards Room

Westbrook Beach
North Beach Road, Westbrook
Casuarinia Beach
Casuarina Road, Genazzano, Westbrook
La Mercy Recreational area
South Beach Road, La Mercy

eMdloti south at the ski boat club
North Beach Road, Umdloti
uMhlanga Rocks Surf lifesaving club ( Grannies Pool)
16 Lagoon Dr, Umhlanga
Eastmoor Crescent car park
Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

Virginia Car Park
Beachwood, Durban North
Beachwood carpark
Beachwood, Durban North

Record your Nurdle catch.