A piece of the Mediterranean Sea in your hand
Every year, 640,000 tons (1.28 billion pounds) of fishing nets are discarded in our oceans, killing more than 365,000 whales, seals, turtles and birds.
- Source: World animal Protection
- Photo: Francis Pérez, World Press Photo Award 2017
Aware of the devastation their nets can cause, fishermen in ports along the Mediterranean are working to be part of the solution, leaving their nets in special containers to be recycled.
- Photo: A fisherman in Vilanova i la Geltrú port (Barcelona) throws away the fishing nets that he no longer needs.
The nets are painstakingly sorted, washed, chopped and fused. The result is a 100% recycled plastic pellet that POPSICASE uses to build a handy and eco-friendly case that perfectly fits your smartphone.
- Photo: The nylon 6 fishing nets, the pellet after the treatment, and our POPSICASE.
All this is possible thanks to the determination of many people and entities that are working together toward the same goal: reducing the plastic pollution in our oceans.
- Photo: The amazing “Recyclers Team” and the bales of fishing nets
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