From fishing nets to yarn

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Preparing the waste

Recovered fishing nets are cleaned of foreign materials such as organic, plastic or metallic elements, and prepared for regeneration.

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Regenerating material

The nylon recovered from fishing nets is transformed into virgin raw material, which, together with other waste materials, is turned into ECONYL® regenerated nylon yarn.

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ECONYL® yarn

ECONYL® yarn can be used for a wide range of products and can be recycled endlessly without any loss of material quality.

The ECONYL® Regeneration System

Regeneration

The ECONYL® Regeneration System is an innovative process invented by Aquafil. It allows the transformation of nylon waste such as fishing nets and other discarded materials into first grade nylon for the production of apparel and other textile products. The regenerated nylon yarn is called ECONYL® and has the same qualities as virgin nylon from fossil raw material. If you want to find out more about the process visit the ECONYL® website.

Regeneration
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19 Jul 2018 Blog, News, Press

A warm welcome to our new partner Noma Swimwear, an environmentally conscious brand committed to helping the environment and using the regenerated ECONYL® yarn. The fishnets collected by Healthy Seas are brought into the ECONYL® regeneration system, in which they are transformed into new, high-quality nylon yarn. “Noma Swimwear is delighted to support Healthy Seas. With […]

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02 Jul 2018 Blog, Events, News, Press, Video

At the last stopover of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, team members from Vestas 11th Hour Racing spent the morning on a dive vessel meeting with staff and volunteers of Healthy Seas. Sailors took time before heading home to learn about ‘ghost gear’ and the circular economy. This is the final and twelfth grant awarded […]

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28 Jun 2018 Blog, News

A warm welcome to our new partner Kaira Active, which now also joins our fight against deadly ghost nets and donates to Healthy Seas 1% after every purchase. Kaira Active was created with the idea that clothing should not hold you back. Their anti-microbial, quick-wicking fabric is ideal for a multitude of activities such as […]

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07 May 2018 Blog, News, Press

“The ocean is, put simply, the planet’s life support system which is why it is so important that we protect its health. If we continue along the current trend, there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050, a scary prospect. The effects we are having is already devastating – 100,000 marine […]

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