New load of fishing nets from Greece sent to recycling

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27 February 2017

Last week again ca. 5,5 tons of waste fishing nets were transported to recycling from Greece. Many thanks to our partners: Kastelorizo fish farm, the fishermen associations of Alimos and Mikrolimano for collecting their nets for us and keeping the sea clean and healthy.

You can almost smell these nets in the video below…

Healthy Seas started its activities in Greece at the beginning of 2015 with the help of our local partner MEDASSET-Mediterranean Association to Save the Sea Turtles. Since then many tons of fishing nets have been collected by divers and fishermen in order to create healthier seas and recycle marine litter into textile products. The nets will be transformed and regenerated into ECONYL® yarn, a high-quality raw material used to create new products, such as socks, swimwear, underwear and carpets.

This was the first fishing net transport of Healthy Seas in 2017 and we hope for many more to come!

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