Upcycling & recycling solutions
Healthy Seas, a journey from waste to wear
Some of the fishing nets we recover embark on a new journey through Healthy Seas, an organization we founded together with Aquafil and Star Sock.
The nylon nets are used by Aquafil, together with other nylon waste, to become regenerated ECONYL® yarn, the basis for new sustainable products such as socks, swimwear, carpets and more. ECONYL® has the same qualities as virgin nylon from fossil raw material.
Check out Healthy Seas Socks by Star Sock!
Other types of plastic fishing nets are upcycled by Bracenet into bracelets, keychains and even dog leashes. Healthy Seas also provides fishing nets recovered by our divers to artists that through their projects aim at instilling awareness about the ghost fishing phenomenon.
Healthy Seas carries out regular diving activities in the North, Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas as well as the Pacific Ocean, cooperating with the local Ghost Diving chapters.
Three times a year, Healthy Seas organizes main events in other areas of unique ecological significance to which Ghost Diving volunteer divers from all chapters are invited.
During the year the volunteer divers are regularly participating in Healthy Seas school programs to inspire the next generation of ocean rescuers!