Healthy Seas

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Mission Statement

Founded in 2013, Healthy Seas aims at reducing marine litter caused by lost fishing gear through cleanups and prevention activities. The nets collected by Healthy Seas are subsequently reused or recycled by its partners to create brand-new products.

Description

The Healthy Seas initiative was founded in 2013 to tackle the ghost fishing phenomenon which 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, Healthy Seas collects waste nets and ensures they become a valuable resource. 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. Founded on the principles of circular economy, Healthy Seas champions the three pillars of sustainability and strives to make a positive and long-lasting impact to the marine environment, as well as the development of society, through education and awareness raising.

Program Details


Primary Issue
Pollution
Secondary Issue
Water
Address
Kaninefatenstraat 11
Katwijk aan Zee, - 2225WX
Netherlands
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