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15 Sep 2014

Aquafil’s New Sustainability Report

The Aquafil Group recently released the 2013 Sustainability Report. Included in this report was a section dedicated to the business transactions and environmental impact of ECONYL®. The most notable environmental statistics of 2013 were reflected in the comparison of raw caprolactam versus ECONYL® regenerated caprlactam. Using the ECONYL® Regeneration System, greenhouse gas emissions were 55% less […]

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12 Sep 2014

Triple Pundit on ECONYL® and Nylla game

By Leon Kaye “From Fishing Nets to Carpet, ECONYL Invests in More Nylon Recycling” “One does not have to look far to see how the production of textiles has a huge impact on our planet, water and land. And if you add the effects of the carpet industry, the story becomes even more worrisome. While carpet recycling has improved in recent years, the […]

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27 Aug 2014

Nylla video game now available on the App Store

The Aquafil Group, a global leader in the manufacturing of Nylon 6 polymers and fibers, has released a video game adaptation of its ECONYL® Regeneration System. Nylla walks users through the six production steps in a way that will explain the manufacturing process in a simplistic manner for all to understand. Each level represents a different stage of […]

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04 Aug 2014

Net-works fishing nets arrived in Ajdovscina for regeneration

On July 30, 2014, a container with 9 tons of nets arrived in Ajdovscina, Slovenia from the Philippines. It was a long journey for these monofilament nets that were recovered by local villagers participating in the Net-Works™ project. Net-Works is a community-based initiative established by Interface and the Zoological Society of London to recover nets from fishing villages […]

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21 Jul 2014

Sexy Femmechic bikinis made with ECONYL® yarn

Femmechic is latest fashion brand to join the ever-growing ECONYL® portfolio. This young California brand is creating stylish bikinis using ECONYL® regenerated yarn and the results are fabulous. Here are some examples. Tiffanie and Melissa, the twin sisters behind Femmechic, wanted to create sexy swimwear that all bikini lovers would wear. The fun and flirty designs created with top […]

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14 Jul 2014

First steps of a promising partnership

On July 8th, 2014 the Healthy Seas team met with Defishgear (Derelict Fishing Gear Management system) at the Ancona Harbor in Italy to  establish a Memorandum of Cooperation. The main points discussed and agreed upon were: –      the creation of the first national collection point for fishing nets in the Ancona Harbor (Adriatic Sea) –     […]

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23 Jun 2014

Video of the latest dives by LAUE

A new video showing the latest great job done by the LAUE diving team recovering fishing nets in the States. The latest excursion by the LAUE diving team is now available. The first team dove 46 meters on the Caissons (46m) off the southern California coast. The Caissons are an old breakwater dating back to 1931 that were built off the Santa Monica […]

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19 Jun 2014

Healthy Seas socks for sale in all Kaufland stores

On the 23rd of June, the Healthy Seas socks, made with ECONYL® yarn, will be for sale in all Kaufland stores. The socks are unique and produced with regenerated yarn made from waste such as fishing nets recovered through the Healthy Seas initiative. Kaufland is a new partner of the Healthy Seas initiative and will use the ECONYL® yarn […]

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17 Jun 2014

The story behind the ECONYL® carpet

It has been two years now since the ECONYL® carpet made its first appearance in an important sustainability event. The first time was at the Green Tec Awards in Berlin in 2013, which was replicated this year in Munich. Also, this year the ECONYL® Green Carpet was the red green carpet at the Observer Ethical Awards in London. […]

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12 Jun 2014

The night of the Observer Ethical Awards

Yesterday night, the Observer Ethical Awards was held in magnificent One Marylebone, formally Holy Trinity Church in London and the catwalk of VIP and stars was on the ECONYL® green carpet, participating for first year to this incredible event. The awards have been running for nine years now and are one of the greatest celebration of environmental […]

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11 Jun 2014

Healthy Seas at Green Week 2014

On the 3 – 5 of June, Healthy Seas was at Green Week in Brussels. The theme for this year was Circular Economy; saving resources, creating jobs. Healthy Seas had a very popular stand where people could admire the products created with ECONYL® regenerated yarn coming also from the abandoned fishing nets recovered by the initiative. EU Commissioner for […]

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09 Jun 2014

Opening of the diving season for Healthy Seas

Saturday 26 April, the first Healthy Seas clean-up diving trip took place in the North Sea. The location for this first dive was a shipwreck called “Chamber –pot wreck”. Healthy Seas volunteer divers descended the 30 meters of the wreck and managed to clean the wreck of a total of 100 kilograms of discarded fishing nets. This wreck is […]

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