There are countless
initiatives worldwide aimed at
promoting environmental conservation,
and in recent years,
Carvico has chosen to collaborate with
Healthy Seas as one of these initiatives.
The project ‘Healthy Seas, a Journey from Waste to Wear’ was created with the aim of cleaning our seas from polluting waste, especially ghost fishing nets, to create a cleaner marine environment and give new life to the collected waste by transforming it into new products.
Once recovered from the seabed, the fishing nets are processed and regenerated together with other nylon waste by Aquafil and used for the production of ECONYL® yarn, a high-quality raw material used to create new products.
HEALTHY SEAS OPERATES ACROSS EUROPE
It focuses particularly on the North Sea, the Adriatic Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, all of which are areas of crucial importance for biodiversity and tourism and are intensively used for fishing.
Discarded, lost, or abandoned nets are commonly referred to as “ghost nets” because they continue to trap fish and other marine animals even without direct human involvement.
Millions of marine creatures, including sharks, dolphins, seals, and turtles, get caught in these nets, often leading to their deaths. Fishing gear that is abandoned, lost, or discarded in one part of the world can pose a threat to other areas.
Strong winds and ocean currents can carry ghost nets for thousands of kilometers. Even the most remote areas of Antarctica are not exempt from this type of pollution – all the world’s oceans and seas are affected.
Healthy Seas provides a European platform for the concepts of circular economy and sustainability, emphasizing that there is waste that is too valuable to be wasted.
The strength of the Healthy Seas project lies in the collaborations with numerous companies and non-governmental organizations that share the same goal: to improve the conditions of our planet and our seas, implement a practical learning process, and remain open to the inclusion of new partners and the development of new creative ideas.
We cannot save the world alone,
but by doing something good,
we hope to inspire others.
According to a recent study, by 2050,
there will be more plastic than fish in our seas and oceans.
We must unite in the fight
against this phenomenon
to prevent it from becoming a reality.