Healthy Seas in 2016 – more nets collected and exciting new activities
Last year’s results for Healthy Seas have been published, and they are very encouraging! Healthy Seas created many new and valuable partnerships, which helped us to collect many more nets with the help of divers and fishermen. The 152 tons of fishnets that were sent to the recycling plant in 2016 might otherwise have ended up in landfill or been incinerated or – even worse – continued ghostfishing for years, killing large numbers of marine animals.
As one of Healthy Seas’ new activities, together with our partners we developed educational materials and interactive games for primary schools in order to raise awareness about the protection of the seas and the problem of marine litter.
A fashion design contest and exhibition were implemented with creative, dedicated students from a fashion design school in Greece, who became ambassadors of sustainable fashion.
In addition, a number of videos were produced – watch them here.