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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LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

  • Circular Ocean Innovation Competition 2018

      The award winning transnational European Circular Ocean project has today launched a global “Innovation Competition”, designed to engage creative and technical communities to provide radical, inspiring and fresh ideas and solutions related to the re-use and recycling of end of life Fishing Nets, Ropes and Components (FNRCs) in the NPA region.  It is hoped […]

  • Course Materials for Sustainability Educators

    The team at the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race have launched free resource materials for educators seeking to inspire future generations to reduce their plastic footprint and protect our oceans from the scourge of plastic pollution. The Volvo Ocean Race “Sustainability Education Programme” will help teachers and students (aged 6-12 years) discover the excitement of sailing […]

  • FREE Business Advice

    Have you considered creating new products or business opportunities from fishing nets, ropes or components?   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 Business Advice Webinar on Monday, 14th May 2018 at 6:30 PM GMT   In this […]

    Date: 14th May 2018

    Location: ONLINE

  • Circular Ocean Conference – Norway 2018

      The Circular Ocean team are pleased to announce their next public event will take place in Ålesund, Norway on April 18th & 19th 2018. The two day conference will encompass topics surrounding the use of waste fishing net materials in creating new business opportunities and practices for better management of marine plastics. Organised by […]

    Date: 18th & 19th April 2018

    Location: The Waterfront Quality Hotel & The Norwegian Maritime Competence Centre, Ålesund, Norway

  • A review of products created from fishing nets and ropes

    Fishing gear presents a growing waste management challenge and when managed poorly, contributes to the accumulation of detrimental waste plastics in our marine environments. This research study searched for products reusing or using materials from end of life fishing gear (nets, ropes and components). Products were only included if they indicated that they were explicitly […]