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

  • 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 […]

  • Free Eco-Innovation Webinar

    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, 12th February 2018 at 6:30 PM GMT In this 1-hour webinar, Martin […]

    Date: 12th February 2018

    Location: ONLINE

  • 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 […]

  • GGGI launches Best Practice Framework

    Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) has launched a practical guide for the seafood industry to reduce and mitigate lost fishing gear and marine litter.   Ghost gear refers to any fishing equipment or fishing-related litter that has been abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded; also referred to as ‘derelict fishing gear’ and/or ‘fishing litter’. To combat […]

  • 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 […]