DISCARDED NETS SAVE LIVES
In 2012, Interface and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) embarked on a unique partnership to rid the ocean of discarded fishing nets which wreak havoc on marine life.
Net-Works empowers coastal communities by buying these nets thereby helping to uplift poorer communities. These nets are then sold into a global supply chain and recycled into yarn to make carpet tiles.
Since 2012, 142 metric tons of waste nets have been collected through Net-Works, 1 500 families have been given access to finance and 62 000 people have benefited from a healthier environment.