France to take legal action over ‘nightmare’ plastic pellet spill

Brittany beaches polluted by waves of beads believed to have been lost by an unidentified container ship

The French government is taking legal action over an “environmental nightmare” caused by waves of tiny plastic beads washing up on the coast of Brittany.

The white pellets the size of grains of rice, “mermaids’ tears”, have appeared on beaches in France and Spain for the last year. They are believed to have come from shipping containers lost in the Atlantic Ocean.

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@IonaThomson14

RT @euronewsgreen: No one knows exactly where the pellets are coming from 🤔 But they started appearing on beaches recently and their small…

Posted on: 2023-01-30 11:17

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RT @BrianMcHugh2011: France takes legal action over plastic pollution 'Surfrider estimates that every year about 160,000 tonnes of the be…

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RT @FaunaFloraInt: Plastic pellet pollution from ships is a serious issue, with billions of pellets entering the ocean every year. We are…

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RT @maliayo: "Las lágrimas de sirena", pequeñas bolas de plástico que se descompondrán en nanopartículas, serán ingeridas por peces, ostras…

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RT @maliayo: "Las lágrimas de sirena", pequeñas bolas de plástico que se descompondrán en nanopartículas, serán ingeridas por peces, ostras…

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RT @beach_token: Why are tonnes of "mermaid tears" washing up globally? These aptly named industrial plastic granules enter the food chain,…

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