On Saturday, 5 August Ghost Fishing UK team members were joined by Healthy Seas, Milliken and Aquafil to clean up the popular wreck of the James Eagan Layne in Plymouth, UK. The team showed up at various stages of Friday midnight, exhausted after their work and journeys but showed incredible commitment to have the boat […]Read More
The way back to lifeHealthy Seas doesn't just remove the waste, it gives it a brand new, beautiful purpose.
We make sure that the recovered nets are regenerated into ECONYL® nylon yarn.
From fishing nets to yarn
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.
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
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.
According to a joint report by the FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation) and UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), an estimated 640,000 tonnes of fishing nets are left in our oceans each year, accounting for one-tenth of all marine litter. These nets, sometimes called “ghost nets”, can often be found on and around shipwrecks. […]Read More
Carla Dik-Faber, member of the Dutch Parliament, appeared in a dress made of ECONYL® at Little Prince’s Day in The Netherlands. Tuesday 20 September. This is the day when the King of the Netherlands addresses a joint session of the Dutch Senate and House of Representatives in the Hall of Knights, and the opening of […]Read More
… sometimes they rise from the ocean. In pursuit of innovative and sustainable solutions for marine plastic waste, the Circular Ocean project seeks to inspire enterprises and entreprenuers to realise the hidden opportunities of discarded fishing nets and ropes in the Northern Periphery & Arctic (NPA) region. Circular Ocean runs for three years (2015-2018). Healthy […]Read More