Our recycled ocean plastic litter pickers were designed as a concept to demonstrate circular economy solutions and to support the work of community groups, charities and organisations conducting beach cleans.
We developed the idea whilst conducting beach cleans and recovering ghost gear along the Cornish coastline. It didnt make sense to us that non-recyclable virgin plastic was being formed to construct the equipment used by individuals who take direct action against the plastic pollution crisis. Instead, wouldnt beach cleans feel more inspired and hopeful if the equipment was constructed from the very ocean plastic material they were intercepting.
Our litter pickers are designed for functionality and to enable all ages to effectively recover litter from the environment. The handle, trigger and jaw are made from 100% recycled fishing nets. Lightweight and simple, the entire product is 100% recyclable.
Optical frames made from 100% recycled fishing nets. The circular frame of the Kynance fits small to medium faces, men and women alike. Intercepted from oceans, Redesigned for adventure.
Our Kynance model is made from 100% recycled fishing nets intercepted from the ocean. The circular frame suits both male and female small to medium faces, and is suitable for a range of base-6 optical lenses to match your prescription which can be offered through our service, or by your local optician.
Polarised Barberini Platinum Glass™ Weve paired our Kynance frames with extremely high quality, polarised, Barberini Platinum Glass™ glass lenses. Usually reserved for high-end designer eyewear, optical glass is the clearest medium through which we can observe the world and guarantees:
– Clearest possible perception of colours and contrasts, with full spectrum UV protection to 400 nm (UV400); – High resistance to scratches and mechanical stress; – 100% recyclability; – Lifetime warranty manufacturing defects and breakages. – Made in Italy – Prescription lenses available by request
Our Fitzroy model is made from 100% recycled fishing nets intercepted from the ocean, and paired with polarised mineral-glass lenses, offering complete recyclability and ultimate UVA/UVB 400 protection. The square frame suits both male and female medium to large faces. Intercepted from oceans, Redesigned for adventure.
Polarised Mineral Glass Weve paired our Fitzroy frames with extremely high quality, polarised, glass lenses. The colour tints are created through the addition of rare earth elements. Usually reserved for high-end designer eyewear, optical glass is the clearest medium through which we can observe the world and guarantees:
– Clearest possible perception of colours and contrasts, with maximum UV protection up to 400 nm (UV400); – Extreme resistance to scratching; – 100% recyclability; – Lifetime warranty manufacturing defects and breakages.
We are a social enterprise based in Cornwall, England.
We intercept plastic from our oceans and transform it into high-quality, functional products for adventure and symbols for change.
“Waste is simply a misallocated resource” – we value ocean plastic as unique material which tells a story.
Every year 640,000 tonnes of fishing nets are lost or discarded in the ocean. Samples of plastic waste accumulating in our oceanic gyres reveal 46% of this plastic, by weight, is attributable to fishing gear.
Fishing related debris are particularly harmful in our oceans due to their tendency to entangle marine life and damage seabed habitats, such as kelp beds and coral reefs. In a phenomenon known as ghost fishing, the entangled carcasses of trapped marine life will attract more species, resulting in further potential entanglements. As these discarded nets are produced from plastic, they will not degrade, persisting in the ocean to catch and kill marine life indefinitely.
Waterhaul is part of a collaborative scheme intercepting ghost gear from our oceans. Were working with fishermen to provide an alternative to landfill or abandonment through incentivising net amnesty programmes. We also collaborate with community groups and NGOs removing nets from our beaches and seas.
The end product is the ultimate in sustainability and product stewardship. Our eyewear range is produced from 100% recycled fishing nets with recyclable mineral glass optics, and directly contributes to the removal of ghost gear and other marine plastics.