CEPESCA and Gravity Wave sign an Agreement to advance in the implementation of a management model for fishing nets and gear
Based on the agreement, initialled within the framework of the REDUSE-II project, Gravity Wave will be one of the collaborating companies in the pilots of management models in charge of transforming this waste in urban furniture.
The Spanish Fisheries Confederation (CEPESCA) and the company Gravity Wave have signed a collaboration agreement to advance in the treatment and revaluation subsequent fishing nets and gear at the end of their useful life.
The agreement has been initialled within the framework of CEPESCA’s REDUSE-II project, which aims to contribute to the future implementation of a responsible management model for fishing nets and gear that incorporates the extended producer responsibility criterion for the sustainable processing and processing of materials, thus complying with the European Green Deal and the European regulations on plastics, transposed in the new Waste Law.
According to the agreement, Gravity Wave will act as one of the collaborating companies in the pilots that are being developed in several ports of our country within REDUSE-II to generate knowledge necessary to ensure that the new form of management can be scaled up with minimal operational risk and in an economically sustainable manner.
Once the ports in which the pilots will be developed have been defined, Gravity Wave’s action will consist of the management and transformation of this waste into urban furniture such as, for example, tables, benches, pots, or bins, in line with the principles of the circular economy.
For years the fishing sector has been working in different ways to manage fishing nets and gear so that they have a second life.
The REDUSE-II project is a continuation of the one carried out in 2021 (REDUSE) and is developed in collaboration with the Biodiversity Foundation and the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, through of the Pleamar Programme, co-financed by the EMFF (European Maritime and Fisheries Fund).
The project can be followed with the hashtags #REDUSEII #Pleamar #FEMP on CEPESCA’s social networks.
Source: Press Release