Cleaning up the polluted edge of the world: Lindner and Comberplast recycle fishing nets

Interview with Stefan Scheiflinger-Ehrenwerth, Head of Product Management, Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH

Exclusively for K-MAG

Image: recycling of fishernets; Copyright: Lindner/Comberplast

Ropes and nets are designed to be extremely tear resistant and are usually highly contaminated after use. Source: Lindner/Comberplast


Image: Portrait Stefan Scheiflinger-Ehrenwerth; Copyright: private

Stefan Scheiflinger-Ehrenwerth, Head of Product Management, Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH. Source: private

Image: collecting fishernets; Copyright: Lindner/Comberplast

The nets and ropes discarded on the coasts of Patagonia are collected by locals and taken to collection points. Source: Lindner/Comberplast

"According to our claim, 'Make the most of waste,' we want to make a contribution."

Image: Julio JR Compagnon from Comberplast shows the recycled fishernets; Copyright: Lindner/Comberplast

Julio JR Compagnon is pleased with the optimal output from Lindner's Micromat 1500 ready for the next step in the recycling process. Source: Lindner/Comberplast

Image: green pallets made of recycled plastic; Copyright: Lindner/Comberplast

The plastic waste from the fishing and fish farming industries is used to produce, among other things, high volumes of pallets and crates. Source: Lindner/Comberplast

Elena Blume (Editorial team K-MAG)

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