A Journey from Waste to Wear
by Healthy Seas, Netherlands

Around 640,000 tons of abandoned fishing nets end up in our seas and oceans annually. They remain there for a long time. Every day these “ghost fishing nets” trap thousands of marine animals, including turtles, dolphins, seals, sharks and crabs. An exhausting struggle, ending in certain death, awaits them. The Healthy Seas initiative helps to prevent this by removing the nets and recycle them into high-quality nylon, ECONYL®, which is used to make new products like socks, carpets and swimwear.