Be part of the solution!
By Nick Hill |
Net-Works was co-founded by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Interface Inc. We have co-created and prototyped a solution around fishing nets and demonstrated its replicability through the establishment of four hubs* in the Philippines and one hub in Cameroon. Now we have started applying this model to other raw materials created by these communities in order to help us scale the impact; namely seaweed carrageenan and other plastics. Preliminary modelling, based on our experiences, shows that this diversified Net-Works model scaled across a whole hub could provide sufficient revenue to cover in-country overheads and provide return on investment – opening up the possibility of impact investment to scale the model across Southeast Asia (read about why Southeast Asia here).
To turn this model into a reality we are opening up Net-Works to new corporate partners interested in working with ZSL to co-create the supply chains for carrageenan and other plastics. Interface are committed to the continued growth and success of Net-Works, and are delighted to see Net-Works open its doors to other partners who will help widen Net-Works’ reach and impact. ZSL are excited to work with new partners, alongside Interface, to deepen Net-Works’ conservation an community benefits, applying the learnings from nylon to other materials and industries in order to deliver the shared goal of a future ocean with less plastic and more fish.
Click here to find out more about Net-Works, our achievements and our future plans, and contact us for further information.
* A hub is a business unit consisting of ~10 villages.