The Brand-Rex factory in Glenrothes, which fabricates data cables, use billions of the pellets every week.
The factory’s drains have filters installed and spillages are carefully swept up.
Operations manager Paul Richardson told: “I like to expend a lot of time outdoors, whether that be in the hills or at the beach, so for me it’s a good cause to take on board.
The pellets are transported around the country by the lorry load.
They may be manufactured in Scotland or shipped in from abroad.
Grangemouth is at the heart of Scotland’s trade in plastic pellets.
Industrial giant INEOS tells it is working to ensure “zero pellet loss” because it’s good for the environment and its business.
Local haulier, Iain Mitchell, is also aware of the damage lost shipments of nurdles can cause.
He told BBC Scotland: “It constructs “i m feeling” pretty sad as a Scotsman that some of these beautiful beaches that we have around our coastline are spoiled with the pellets.
“It’s horrendous. It really is.”