According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear — including nets — makes up about 10 percent of marine waste globally. Net-Works has shown that it is possible not only to effectively tackle this growing environmental problem, but to also empower some of the most disadvantaged communities in the Philippines to join a global supply chain by taking care of their local environment.

By working together in close partnership, Interface and ZSL are creating a solid business solution with a long-term positive impacts on marine and freshwater ecosystems while also providing financial opportunities to some of the poorest people in the world.

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