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Published on Monday, 23 September 2013

Healthy Seas Initiative hits first milestone

Written by Brett Mathews

HSTILBURG – The Healthy Seas Initiative, which upcycles discarded fishing nets into a nylon yarn for socks, underwear, textiles and carpets, is celebrating its first major success after collecting 20 tonnes of fishing nets the bottom of the North Sea which will be regenerated into new Econyl yarns in Slovenia. Econyl, developed by synthetic fibre business Aquafil, is a regeneration system which produces nylon 6 yarn from post-consumer waste. The yarn has been used by Italian circular knitter, Jersey Lomellina, for a line of sustainable clothing.


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