Waterhaul

The Cornish social enterprise turning old fishing nets into sunglasses.

Waterhaul is removing abandoned fishing nets form our beaches.

The social enterprise is the brainchild of Harry Dennis, a surfer and marine biologist.

They’ve been out collecting abandoned fishing nets, also known as ghost gear, from our beaches.

It’s then sent to a specialist recycling plant, where the plastic is used to make frames for sunglasses.

Waterhaul is just launching the first range of frames, after spending the winter collecting nets from Cornish beaches.

Every year 640,000 tonnes of fishing nets are lost or discarded in the ocean, and approximately 100,000 whales, sea lions and seals are killed by ghost gear every year.

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