Healthy Seas with Aquafil
Healthy Seas and Aquafil commisioned this animation and short film to promote their mission in the Aeolian Islands to recover lost fishing nets.
According to UNEP and FAO reports, 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear are left in the seas and oceans each year. Endangered bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, sperm whales, and dusky groupers, have been found entangled in nets near the Aeolian Islands and in the Tyrrhenian Sea, suffering unnecessarily and in many cases eventually dying.
Once recovered, the fishing nets will be cleaned and combined with other nylon waste materials by Aquafil, before being transformed into ECONYL® regenerated nylon, an infinitely recyclable raw material.