BlogCover TPPSFrom nurdles to water bottle accumulation rates, plastic waste in Texas coastal oceans and watersheds were the topics of discussion in the first Texas Plastic Pollution Symposium hosted on Tuesday, October 30th by the Mission-Aransas Reserve and The University of Texas Marine Science Institute in partnership with Texas Sea Grant, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and Surfrider Foundation-Coastal Bend Chapter at the Del Mar Center for Economic Development. The symposium was attended by 100 participants who were from research institutions, representatives from local municipalities, environmental nonprofits, and interested citizens. Information, including some of the speaker presentations (soon to be uploaded), can be found at