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

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  • New EU rules to reduce marine litter

    With the amount of harmful plastic litter in oceans and seas growing ever greater, the European Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe’s beaches and seas, as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear. For fishing gear, which accounts for 27% of all beach litter, […]

  • Sign up for 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, 4th June 2018 at 6:30 PM GMT   In […]

    Date: 4th June 2018

    Location: ONLINE

  • Sharing Knowledge & Solutions in Ålesund

      The 2nd international Circular Ocean conference in Ålesund 18th-19th of April 2018 gathered over 70 actors from industry, government, NGOs and academia to discuss circular business models and fishing gear resource management. The conference was part of the NTNU Sustainability days in Ålesund, which also encompassed seminars, meetings and events related to the UN […]

  • 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 […]