NGO’s AND BUSINESSES LAUNCH MAJOR INITIATIVE FOR CLEANING SEAS

We are Mediterranean

March 18th 2013, Arco, Tilburg, Leiden, Oisterwijk

Aquafil, ECNC Land & Sea Group and Star Sock have together established the “Healthy Seas, a Journey from Waste to Wear” Initiative.

The main objective of this Healthy Seas Initiative is to remove waste, in particular fishing nets, and other marine litter from the seas and oceans for the purpose of creating healthier seas and recycling marine litter.

Recovered fishing nets are still all too often dumped into landfills or burned, but as part of the Healthy Seas Initiative they will be transformed and regenerated into ECONYL® yarn, a high-quality raw material used to create beautiful new products, such as socks, swimwear, underwear, carpets, etc.

The dumping of fishing nets is an open wound in our ecosystem. According to a joint report by FAO and UNEP, there are approximately 640,000 tons of abandoned fishing nets in the oceans, accounting for…

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