recycled fishing nets can now be used to make electrical protection products.
TIt’s estimated that 1million tonnes of abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear goes into our oceans every year. 
That’s around the size of 50,000 double-decker buses. As well as harming marine life it’s a major source of pollution. 

More sustainable cable protection 

TOne specialist electrical company has now found a way to produce new and more sustainable cable protection. It’s made from 50% recycled polyamide that comes mostly from recovered fishing nets. 
The product requires less energy and water to produce, reducing greenhouse gasses by up to a third and cutting fresh water use by half. Overall, the production processes have a 70% lower carbon footprint than those using more traditional materials. 
These new cable protection products are engineered for strength, durability, compatibility and recyclability across a range of applications. Machinery, renewable energy, telecommunications and infrastructure have all been taken into consideration. The new product range includes flexible lightweight corrugated nylon conduit, fittings to protect against liquid and dust and conduit holders. 
High-performance wire and cable protection is essential in electrical systems and production environments. The new more environmentally friendly cable protection is verified as Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) Type III. This measures a product’s environmental impact throughout its life. It covers everything from the resources used to create it and the way it’s used to its end-of-life disposal. 

Repurposing materials 

We all need to recycle and reuse more of the things we currently throw away. Creating new products by repurposing materials is part of the solution. This new cable protection solution meets the needs of industrial and commercial users and provides employment. The approach helps protect marine life, preserve resources, and promote more sustainable and environmentally responsible manufacturing. For businesses, using a product like this helps show commitment to reducing waste and environmental protection. 

What are Scope 3 emissions? 

The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) protocol is the most widely recognised way of accounting for greenhouse gas emissions. There are three ‘scopes’ of GHG emissions. Scope 1 covers an organisation’s direct emissions. Scope 2 covers indirect emissions due to use of electricity, steam, heating and cooling, for example. Scope 3 includes emissions due to an organisation’s operations. It includes things like transport, waste and how operations affect the environment. This new product can help reduce Scope 3 emissions for businesses. 
Please get in touch to discuss your sustainability requirements for electrical installations. 
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