Discarded equipment from fisheriesNofir has established a system for collecting discarded equipment from the fishing industry around Europe. We're looking for:
- gill nets
- purse seine nets
- other fractions
Nofir is collecting fish farming nets all over Europe. We collect both from fish farming companies and service stations.If you want us to collect your fish farming nets, it is important that the nets are washed and disinfected. Please contact us if you have further questions and/or nets you want us to collect.
Nofir is also collecting from waste companies strategically located on the coast of Norway. For those who do not have enough discarded material to fill a truck, please contact your nearest waste company. See also map with our partners.
- Øfas Deanugeaidnu 9845 Tana www.ofas.no
- Remiks Ringveien 180 9018 Tromsø www.remiks.no
- Senja Avfall Botnhågen 9300 Finnsnes www.senja-avfall.no
- LAS Lekneskroken 3 8376 Leknes www.las-lofoten.no
- Iris Salten iks Vikan 8030 Bodø www.iris-salten.no
- SAR Nordmiljø Mellomvika 21 8622 Mo i Rana www.nordmiljo.no
- Røst kommune 8064 Røst http://www.servicetorget.no/fylker/nordland/rost-kommune.htm
- Værøy 8063 Værøy http://www.servicetorget.no/fylker/nordland/varoy-kommune.htm
- Træna 8770 Træna http://www.trana.kommune.no/
- Bingsa Næring Ålesund kommune Alvikveien 194 6019 Ålesund www.alesund.kommune.no
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.
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.
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.
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.
More information on: www.econyl.com
After long process fishing nets turn into brand new products like:
- clothes (socks, bikini, shorts)
- furniture (hammocks, garden furniture):
- baskets for supermarkets etc
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