Healthy Seas 2021 Results: A big impact for the care of our Planet
The Healthy Seas Foundation has recently shared their 2021 results, showing their big commitment in terms of the activities carried out for the care of our planet.
Thanks to the support of every volunteer and every supporting partner, Healthy Seas made a great impact in 2021, achieving much more than the previous year’s results. Here are their numbers:
- 188,500 kgs of fishing nets and other marine litter were removed from the sea or prevented from ending up there, starting a circular journey
- 1250 fishers and fish farms were involved in their activities
- 1870 children engaged in education programs
- 250 divers volunteered during
- 108 cleanup days.
Healthy Seas 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, they collect waste nets and ensure they become valuable resources.
Their approach contributes toward a solution to planet pollution, as they recover fishing nets with volunteer divers, prevent litter from ending up in the seas and raise public awareness.
Nylon fishing nets recovered by the Healthy Seas volunteers are regenerated together with other nylon waste by Aquafil into ECONYL® yarn while the other types of plastics are also reused or recycled. The recovered nets – together with other nylon waste as fabric scraps, carpet flooring and industrial plastic – are regenerated into brand new ECONYL® yarn for the fashion and interior industries. Brands can use the high quality ECONYL® yarn for brand new apparel, carpets and special projects made with nylon.