7 min

Recycle-based polyamide contributes to a cleaner ocean and sustainable livelihoods—Part 3 Advanced Materials Solutions

    • Chemistry

Fishing nets make up nearly half of the ocean pollution in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Raising awareness of this ocean pollution problem is something Bernard Werk, a Dutch entrepreneur, set out to do when creating the startup Gyre and the SeaCleaner Watch. During this podcast, he discusses what inspired him to create the watch; the startup’s values; why it was a must to use a recycled material to make part of the watch; and why Akulon® RePurposed was the material of choice for Gyre.

Fishing nets make up nearly half of the ocean pollution in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Raising awareness of this ocean pollution problem is something Bernard Werk, a Dutch entrepreneur, set out to do when creating the startup Gyre and the SeaCleaner Watch. During this podcast, he discusses what inspired him to create the watch; the startup’s values; why it was a must to use a recycled material to make part of the watch; and why Akulon® RePurposed was the material of choice for Gyre.

7 min