Plasticity Forum Features Aquafil and Interface

The September 2016 Plasticity Forum was held 21 September in London as part of the London Design Festival. The event featured many speakers including Giulio Bonazzi, chairman and CEO of Italy’s Aquafil Group who spoke about his firm’s fiber recycling capacities from carpet tiles and used fishing nets. Aquafil has a program with carpet maker Interface that sources fishing nets from local communities in the Philippines and Cameroon. Bonazzi and Miriam Turner from Interface said that “over 100 tons of nets have been collected, with over 55,000 families impacted by a cleaner environment, and over 600 families now having access to micro finance as a result of the Net-Works program.” Samples of the Aquafil and Interface carpets were displayed at the Circular Ocean Conference in Norway in September 2016.  For more information on the 2016 Plasticity Forum go to