Inspiring Communities to realise the hidden economic opportunities of discarded fishing nets and ropes in the Northern Periphery & Arctic region


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Did you know? Annually, 12.7 million tons of plastic waste enters our oceans

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Could discarded fishing nets be your next business opportunity?

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LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

  • EU Announces First Plastics Strategy

    The first ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics announced yesterday, is a part of the transition towards a more circular economy.   It will protect the environment from plastic pollution whilst fostering growth and innovation, turning a challenge into a positive agenda for the Future of Europe. There is a strong business case for transforming the […]

  • #Net_Hack_Challenge November 2017

    The latest #Net_Hack Challenge event took place at The Centre for Sustainable Design ® (CfSD) at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in the UK on 16th November 2017.  Innovation Teams were comprised of invited experts and postgraduate students from UCA’s School of Craft and Design. The #Net_Hack Challenge concept is supported by UCA, […]

  • FREE Advice for Sustainable SME’s

    Are you interested in transforming used fishing nets, ropes and components (FNRC’s) into new business opportunities? Join Circular Ocean partner Martin Charter, Professor of Innovation & Sustainability and Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, University for the Creative Arts (UK) for a FREE Webinar on Monday, 15th January 2017 at 6:30 PM GMT In this 1-hour webinar, […]

    Date: 15th January 2018

    Location: Online

  • Circular Ocean #ChemHack

    The Circular Ocean #ChemHack Challenge took place as part of the 17th European Meeting on Environmental Chemistry (EMEC17) on 29th November 2016, organised by the Environmental Research Institute (ERI), North Highland College, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). The aim of the #ChemHack Challenge was to develop innovative solutions to ‘end […]

  • Circular Ocean Launches SME Support

    Circular Ocean has announced free consultancy for start-ups and small/medium-sized companies (SMEs) to support the development of eco-innovative products, technologies and services derived from waste fishing nets, ropes and components (FNRCs). Circular Ocean partners at The Centre for Sustainable Design ® (UK) are offering you the opportunity to avail of free research and consultancy related […]