Upcycling Fishing Nets
We have got approximately 30tons of fishing nets that we want to upcycle.
The nets are 50% PA6 (Nylon) & 50% Polyetylene.
In the picture you can see a close up of one of these nets.
Would it be possible to shred the nets (in smaller pieces of course) with the shredder from precious plastics ?
With kind regards,
oh boy that’s a lot! Never tried that myself, quite curious though..
check out these guys, they make sunglasses out of old fishernets!
I think the actual shredding of the fishnet can be quite tough, since you have so much material maybe it´s also possible to contact industrial shredders?
If you have shredded everything you can seperaate the PA6 and PE just by putting it in water, the PA6 has a density higher than water so it should sink and the PE has a desity lower than water so it should float.
i hope it´s helpfull 🙂
I am triying to recycle some parts of the nets as well, but in here they are made from PA6 (nylon) and PP.
I want to recycle only the part made from PP, specifically ropes made from PP.
But I am wondering if the machine works, I think maybe could get stuck.
Some of you guys have tried with this material or did you tried with the nets??.
@janpablo @jerzeek @davehakkens @preciousplasticaustria
i haven´t tried to shred fishing nets, i don´t know if it´s possible to shred the nets. i think it might tangle up in the machine cause the strains can be super thin.
This is a theory on making it easier to shred the rope/ net.
For the nylon part and talking about big quantities it might be interesting for you to contact ECONYL (www.econyl.com). Waste is collected through different initiatives and projects:
•The ECONYL® Reclaiming Program – Our reclaim managers are expanding the waste collection network, across the globe with operations in the USA, Egypt, Greece, Pakistan, Thailand, Norway and Turkey.
I am busy to find out what ik can do with the fishingnets.
And i saw a question if it kan in the plastic shredder.
I have seen diffrent you-tube and what i find out is that the use a other knife parts .
i don’t now if i can place a YouTube link here i going to try.
it looks like that with the diffrent knife the machine wil not get stuc.
How to make it i don’t know . But i find it because i was loking for fishingnet recycling.
I am not yet bisy with recycling of the plastic but i will in the future.
The part i have all ready now yet moving and starting
(I am sorry for my bad English)
If your goal is to recycle the PE, then do as jerzeek said.
Unfortunately the PA6 should go through a process of de-polymerization to be fully recicled, thus your best option is to bring the net to the closest PA6 recycler.
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