Plastic granulate also called Nurdle, leaks into our environment through transportation and handling phases of plastic materials. These particles end up in our waters and have a variety of negative consequences.
We are creating a recognition system that is able to detect and quantify the spillages. With this information we can get a better understanding of the issue and stop this leaking in cooperation with the involved stakeholders (policy makers and plastic producing companies).
Currently there is no similar system and the main path to gathering data is by handpicking nurdles once they end up on the beach. Our system can create a comparative model that can provide much more information.