Ethical and green living Archive

Flotsam and fashion: recycler of 'ghost' fishing nets makes marine litter trendy

The oceans are choked with discarded fishing nets, or ghost nets, that are estimated to kill 300,000 whales, dolphins and seals each year. It’s a grotesque and avoidable toll on nature, and one that Giulio Bonazzi, CEO of Aquafil, hopes to reduce using an unlikely ally – fashion. The Italian firm is pioneering the use of “ghost” or discarded fishing nets to make a synthetic …