Fishing nets have been identified as an item of particular concern as part of the European Directive on Single-use Plastics that will come into effect in July 2021. The Directive includes actions to target the collection and recycling of old fishing nets. However, the collection of fishing nets that are lost accidentally at sea remains a challenge.
SEALIVE is working to address these issues by developing bio-based fishing nets made from green alternative materials such as micro-algae.
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by Peadar O Raifeartaigh, Phys Org
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