was founded in 2013 to tackle the ghost fishing phenomenon that is responsible for the needless death of marine animals. Through cleanups with volunteer divers and by working with stakeholders of the fishing sector toward marine litter prevention, we collect waste nets and ensure they become a valuable resource.
Our approach contributes toward a solution to ocean pollution, now and for the future.
Nylon fishing nets are regenerated together with other nylon waste by Aquafil into ECONYL® yarn while the other types of plastics are also reused or recycled.
We recover fishing nets with volunteer divers, prevent litter from ending up in the seas and raise public awareness.
Aquafil regenerates the recovered nets – together with other nylon waste – into brand new ECONYL® yarn for the fashion and interior industries.
Fashion and interior industries use the high quality ECONYL® yarn for brand new apparel, carpets and special projects made with nylon.
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