Net-Works: Income from discarded fishing nets
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Filipino fishermen and coastal communities have been introduced to an innovative inclusive business model that tackles the environmental problem of discarded fishing nets while providing a source of supplemental income to coastal communities, enabling them to join a global supply chain. The UK- funded program on recycling abandoned or discarded fishing gears into tiles and carpets will expand its activities to more islands in the country. Net-Works is the first inclusive business model of its kind to combine the conservation and livelihood expertise of ZSL and the business know-how of Interface to integrate fishing communities in the Philippines into the global carpet company’s supply chain as a source of recycled nylon.
Lee-Brago, P. (2015, June 28). Net-Works: Income from discarded fishing nets. The Philippine Star, p. B-4.
Fishing nets; Fishers; Coastal zone; Fishing gear; Livelihoods; Fishing communities; Fresh water; Fishing gear; Marine environment; Socioeconomic aspects; Environmental impact; Zoological Society of London (ZSL); United Nation Environment Program (UNEP); Community Managed Credit and Savings Association (CoMSCAs); Aquafil; Southern Partners and Fair Trade Corporation; Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation; Charge d' Affaires; Net- Works; Darwin Initiative; Interface Asia-Pacific; Hill, Nick; Coombs, Rob; Lewis, Trevor
- The Philippine Star