Nurdle make sand sifting trommel machines, to aid in unearthing buried plastic from the sand. They focus specifically on micro-plastic nurdles, as these tiny plastic pellets cause havoc on our wildlife and beach cleaning communities find these particular plastic pests the hardest to recover.
Their sieves are specifically designed to remove as much plastic as possible whilst leaving all the sand and as much organic matter on the beach.
Beach Guardian CIC organises community beach cleans in Cornwall and we would like to raise enough money to purchase our own machine to enable our volunteers to remove as many of these microplastics and nurdles as possible.
Made from stainless steel and lightweight aluminium, the barrel is welded together with 6 support bars and an end piece, making it super lightweight and strong. The barrel has a handle attached to the end, for ease of use, and a microplastic emptying hatch; allowing everything under 5mm to drop out into a collection bucket with a couple of spins. The guards are also made from aluminium and are extremely easy to attach and detach to reduce storage space or when using in high winds.
Built by The Joshua Tree Project the construction of these sieves provide volunteering, internship and employment opportunities for those with learning difficulties, disabilities or mental health issues.