The raw material used to make plastic have been washed up along beaches from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. While it is not yet confirmed how the nurdles got there, NGOs and the City of Cape Town have urged beachgoers to help clean up the mess.

See ingram video below of Capetonians responding to the call to help clean up polluted beaches, as the South African Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa) starts investigating the source of the spill.