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

  • Circular Ocean Final Seminar

      The last of Circular Ocean’s public events will take place from 9:00am on Tuesday, September 4th in Cork, Ireland, hosted by Cork County Council Initiative and Irish project partners “Macroom E”.   The half day seminar will delve into the harsh realities of marine pollution, bringing together a selection of experts directly involved in initiatives […]

    Date: 4th September 2018

    Location: Vertigo @ County Hall, Cork, Ireland

  • FINAL Eco-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, 10th September 2018 at 6:30 PM GMT   In this 1-hour […]

    Date: 11th September 2018

    Location: ONLINE

  • Competition Winners Announced!

    The award winning Circular Ocean project has today announced the winners of its Innovation Competition 2018. Two winners have been selected, representing innovative, creative and inspiring re-use ideas for end of life Fishing Nets, Ropes and Components (FNRCs) in the NPA region.   Silke Foged, a student at the Design School Kolding in Denmark received […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]