Pilot project mechanical net recycling in Eemshaven

Impact Recycling are joining forces with Bek & Verburg, Groningen Seaports to recycle old fishing net materials using the innovative BOSS technique.

Pilot project

The plastic recycling plant being set up in Eemshaven is a pilot plant. It is the second of its kind. The forerunner is located in Newcastle and is being successfully operated there. The technology will be tested and production slowly increased. After the trial period, the installation could potentially recycle up to 2 tonnes of fishing net fibres an hour. Until now, there was no process available that produced high quality fibres. This link in the chain makes it possible to make new fishing nets from the old materials and creates a circular economy for plastic fishing net waste. This adds value to old fishing nets and provides an incentive for fishermen to bring their old nets ashore.

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