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Texas regulators proposed cracking down on harmful plastic “nurdles” — and then changed their minds

The Texas coast is a hot spot for “nurdle” pollution, tiny plastic pellets created in the process of producing everyday products. But a plan to require proactive prevention of their release has been scrapped.

Ronnie Hamrick points out the plastic pellets he collected with a swift scoop of his small net at Point Comfort on March 20, 2019.

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