Circular Ocean will guide communities on how best to harness the hidden opportunities of discarded fishing nets through each of the stages in the recovery, recycling and reuse process:
The project will provide resources outlining the areas of opportunity available to local communities in the NPA region, including:
Interested in transforming marine waste into a viable business opportunity? Take a look below at examples of companies who have developed green, sustainable and profitable enterprises from discarded fishing nets and ropes.
AQUAFIL, specialized in the production of Nylon6, is the European leader in fibres for carpet flooring and it boasts significant experience in the production of fibres for clothing. In 2011, Aquafil introduced the ECONYL® Regeneration System, an innovative industrial regeneration process, in order to produce the Nylon 6 polymer from pre and post- consumer waste.
finding solutions for the growing issue of plastic pollution in our oceans and initiating social change. With lifelong passions for surfing and the environment, the Bureo Team aims to continue the fight against ocean plastics and inspire others to find solutions through sustainable product design
Action against waste fishing nets: Our non-profit activities include the recovery of fishing nets by volunteer divers and the storage of the material in special facilities. In addition we run educational and prevention programs.
At Interface, we go beyond merely offering carpet tile products with recycled content to actually reclaiming used carpet in order to convert it into new. As we design our products, we carefully consider their ultimate destination, doing whatever we can—including partnering with other carpet reclamation companies—to ensure no reclaimed carpet ends up in the landfill.