Recycling discarded equipment from fishing and fish farming

If you want to know more about nofir

Click here About us
Press
office
Nofir is a part of Eco Innovation program.
Click here for more information

Learn more

Process

Asset 7
Asset 8
Asset 10
Asset 11
Asset 9
Collecting

Nofir’s activity concentrates on looking and cooperating with companies, fishermen, fish farmers in Europe who needs a dispose of fishing equipment.

Since 2011-2015 we collected around 20 250 tons of fishing equipment from 4 continents: Europe, Africa, Asia and America.

Transporting

Nofir organises transport for all of the collected equipment. Fishing nets are transported to one of our factory in Lithuania or in Turkey where all the material is dismantled and prepared for recycling.

image1

Dismantling

We collect discarded material that has not been dismantled. In order to make the waste collected valuable, the equipment is dismantled into sorted fractions. Then we send it to the recycling factory.

dismantling

Recycling

Most of the material dismantled by Nofir is sent to Aquafil – recycling factory in Slovenia where all the fishing equipment is regenerated into ECONYL® yarn and used for new textile products.

aquafil

 More information on: www.econyl.com

New products

After long process fishing nets turn into brand new products like:  

  • clothes (socks, bikini, shorts)
  • carpets, 
  • furniture (hammocks, garden furniture): 
  • baskets for supermarkets etc

image2

Map

About us

About us

Nofir was founded in 2008 with the purpose of establishing a nationwide system for collecting discarded equipment in Norway. 15 000 tons of plastic equipment from the fishing and fish farming industry is discarded each year in Norway alone. In 2012 Nofir were granted support from European Union through the Eco Innovaton scheme. Since then we have collected material all over Europe.

News

News
archive

Contact