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06 Nov 2014

New recycling operation ships first batch to be processed in the ECONYL® Regeneration System

Aquafil USA shipped its first load of sheared carpet fluff* to Slovenia as part of a new operation to contribute to the ECONYL® Regeneration System. For its first significant contribution to the Regeneration System, Aquafil USA sent 43 bales of sheared carpet fluff from its Cartersville plant to the waste treatment and preparation center Ajdovščina, Slovenia. From […]

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05 Nov 2014

The ECONYL® brand and Aquafil at Sustainable brands London

Maria Giovanna Sandrini, brand and corporate communication manager of Aquafil will be in London today talking about the new supply chain that Aquafil has been developing in these years to create the innovative ECONYL® regenerated yarn. The title of the conference is “The Circular Economy: Q&A around Leading Case Studies” and it will be mostly an open […]

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03 Nov 2014

Gone fishing bar at Biennale Interieur 2014 in Belgium

Interface won the “space category” at Biennale Interieur 2014 in Belgium for their creation of a cutting edge bar concept. Interface was recognized as the winner in a group of five finalists with their concept that was built in Hall 3 of the exhibition. The bar was designed by the Swedish team of Charlotte Ryberg, Fritz Håkon Halvorsen and […]

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31 Oct 2014

Desso’s luminous carpet™

As humans we are often guided by light and color. We tend to search for attributes that please the eye, especially for interior decor. To fulfill this sensation, Desso and Philips created the “luminous carpet.” It is a completely new concept of using and interacting with a carpet in a designated space. Light can be used to […]

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22 Oct 2014

Desso’s 2013 Sustainability Report highlights ECONYL® brand and Healthy Seas collaboration

Desso released its first Sustainability Report where it addressed the collaboration with Aquafil and the ECONYL® brand along with their participation with the Healthy Seas initiative. The report analyzes the connection between CSR strategy and business goals with focus on Desso’s health and wellbeing vision, commitment to the environment and efforts in the transition to circular economy with […]

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16 Oct 2014

Adriatic Sea a pioneer in the Mediterranean region for recovery and reuse of fishing nets

PRESS RELEASE Ancona, 16th October 2014  Aquafil, ECNC Land & Sea Group and Star Sock Adriatic Sea a pioneer in the Mediterranean region for recovery and reuse of fishing nets With the Italian Port of Ancona promoted as national ‘collection point’ and trawl vessels becoming involved for the benefit of the environment, the Adriatic Sea […]

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09 Oct 2014

ECONYL® brand joins debate on Circular Economy at CE100 Acceleration workshop

From October 1-3, 2014, the Acceleration Workshop organized by Ellen MacArthur Foundation took place in Barcelona, Spain. Maria Giovanna Sandrini, Aquafil brand and corporate communications manager participated in discussions and workshops giving Aquafil’s experience with the ECONYL® Regeneration System and the Healthy Seas initiative. Workshops are organized every six months by the MacArthur Foundation and include an entire session focused […]

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08 Oct 2014

Diving season ends with German ZDF troupe

The diving season for Healthy Seas in the North Sea came to an end with the final days of September, but there is still plenty to talk about and even more to come.  In fact, Healthy Seas divers in collaboration with a troupe of German TV ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen) filmed the season’s final recovery trip and […]

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07 Oct 2014

New shearing and shredding machines in the States

The shearing and shredding machines at Aquafil USA’s Cartersville extrusion plant are up and running. Aquafil USA installed the machines to support parent company Aquafil Group’s commitment to global sustainability. The shearing and shredding machines will be used to prepare carpet fluff for the company’s ECONYL® Regeneration System. The system regenerates waste into new material used for […]

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01 Oct 2014

Closing the loop

Sustainability is a major factor in today’s architecture. ECONYL® Regeneration System turns Nylon waste back into raw material for industrial manufacturing. The LEAF Review #17, 2014 Imagine you could turn old waste into something brand new and beautiful. ECONYL® does just that by recycling Nylon waste products into prime material for industrial manufacturing. Sustainable concepts […]

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29 Sep 2014

Drone video of nets clean up by LAUE

On September 2014, LAUE (Los Angeles Underwater Explorer) team organized another clean up session in the Infidel wreck, 45 meters deep, at the east end of Catalina Island off Southern California. The project to clean this location started two years ago and is still in progress. The wreck starts to look much better after all these cleaning […]

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22 Sep 2014

Interface, Aquafil and Zoological Society of London collaboration announces expansion

Interface announced today at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) its commitment to expanding its Net-Works™ initiative in partnership with Aquafil and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Net-Works is a unique, cross-sector collaboration designed to tackle the growing environmental issue of discarded fishing nets while providing financial opportunities to local fishing villages in underprivileged regions of the world. The […]

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