Part 1: Fishy Filaments - Localised, Self-sustaining Solutions
In part one of this bumper marine plastics episode, we venture inside the genius mind of inventor and scientist, Ian Falconer. Ian is Director of Fishy Filaments, a company that recycles nylon fishing nets into engineering grade filament for 3D printing. Sounds complicated, but Ian explains the process from start to finish.
Based in the South-west, Fishy Filaments recycle around 50 tonnes of end of life gear (worked and worn out commercial fishing gear) each year - gear that would otherwise be incinerated or end up in landfill. Ian is an inspiring voice in the world of marine plastics - through Fishy Filaments’ unique approach, he’s found a localised, self-sustaining solution to recycling gear, that is both attractive to investors and works for the fishing industry.
In this fascinating interview, we explore the bizarre, pioneering world of low-carbon solutions - from nets made of genetically-modified yeast, to 3D-printed lobster pots. Prepare to have your mind blown!