Updated Mar 20, 2018

Net-Works

A social, environmental and commercial solution that reduces marine plastic and replenishes the ocean.

http://net-works.com/

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Snapshot

Stage 3: Proof of Concept

Focus Areas:

Waste Management and Economic Empowerment

Waste Management and Economic EmpowermentSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Indonesia and Philippines

Indonesia and PhilippinesSEE LESS

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Countries Implemented In

Innovation Description

Net-Works empowers people in coastal communities to collect and sell discarded nylon fishing nets: which are sold and recycled into yarn to make carpet tile.Net-Works has set up a number of local ??community banks?? that provide access to finance in a way that is convenient and local. The banks are run by members of the surrounding community and also coordinate the collection and sale of the nets.The Net-Works system helps to create income opportunities that actively support the restoration and sustainable use of coastal environments.

Milestones

Jan 2018
FinalistVERIFIED
Frontier Innovators
Date Unknown
New Country
Philippines
Date Unknown
New Country
Indonesia