Turning Nets Into Carpet


There are many plastic nets floating in the world's ocean. Some of them were lost at sea by fishers; others were discarded overboard when they ripped or became tangled. Regardless, once they are adrift, they catch and kill many sea creatures that get in their way. But it doesn't have to be this way. The plastic that makes up the discarded nets could be reused and recycled—if only there were a way to collect them and turn them into something new. Enter Net-works, a community-based supply chain for collecting discarded fishing nets. The company pays local people in communities along the coral reefs of Danajon Bank, Phillippines for their collected nets and then turns them into carpet tile. Watch the video below to learn more about the project.