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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  • FREE Eco-innovation Webinar

    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, 9th April 2018 at 6:30 PM GMT   In this […]

    Date: 9th April 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 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 […]

  • Circular Ocean launches Eco-Innovation Guide

    Ocean waste is not a new problem. What is new is the awareness and willingness from people, politicians and companies to address the challenge and take action to solve it. This positive attitude towards using business as a force for good has provided excellent opportunities for companies that aim to solve environmental problems, whilst also […]

  • 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 […]