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OUR MISSION

Improve the state of the marine environment


Plastic, a man-made product, has been entering water systems on a ginormous scale since the 1960s, and poses a major threat to both marine- and public health. It is our responsibility and an investment in the future to improve the state of the marine environment to its once-great condition of the past.

OUR MISSION

Pollution of microplastics cannot be accepted


Plastics should no longer enter the water, period. This includes all kinds of plastics, but especially microplastics. Due to their small size, toxin-saturation, and destructive potential to both flora and fauna, spillage and pollution of microplastics cannot be accepted.

OUR VISION

STRIVE TO FILL AN UNMET NEED

Nurdle Soup strives to fill an unmet need in environmental sensing and create more awareness for the global problem of microplastics, by using self-developed, instantaneous and intelligent microplastic detection-technology. We build such a device to provide feedback as to how all of our efforts to reduce and mitigate plastic pollution are working.

Detect

Our devices aim to detect microplastics and plastic granulates that flood marine ecosystem and pose a threat to both animals and humans. You cannot manage what you cannot yet detect.

MAP

The most important enabling capability of our intelligent mechanisms – compared to the existing effects, but slow methods – is to instantaneously and reliably get data on quantity, composition, and location, to map various waterbodies and their microplastic-pollution levels

stop

With this hard data, we strive to change the processes of the conventional plastic industry, and aid cleanups by being able to better direct our finite resources to what is most effective.

About us

We are a multidisciplinary team from Eindhoven University of Technology, founded in 2019, with the goal of making a change within the sustainability-related area of plastic pollution. Currently, our team is working on the development of a smart device capable of detecting microplastics in large water bodies.
In previous years the focus has specifically been on obtaining data about the still fairly unknown problem of nurdles; the building blocks of most plastic products.
With our newest data systems we strive to help scale-up cleaning initiatives and put a change in motion in the conventional plastic industry. For the latter we want to cooperate with plastic producing companies and assist them in their journey to prevent leakage.
Ultimately we aim to be able to detect microplastics and help prevent more pollution.

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            hello@nurdlesoup.nl

            Innovation Space, TU/e Eindhoven