BlueCycle is a Blue and Circular economy initiative which aims to reuse marine plastic waste generated mainly from shipping and fishing activities. Its goal is to create new, high-quality material suitable for re-integration into the industry, and to explore and promote a holistic approach to the sea waste problem.
Our story begins in 2017 as Second Nature, an Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation initiative in collaboration with the architectural duo The New Raw. With a clear view to raise public awareness on the issue of abandoned fishing nets and with the aim to find ways to re-use them with the help of new technologies, the Foundation funded the production of the documentary “Second Nature”, by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Daphne Matziaraki.
On May 2018 the Foundation organized the Symposium “Second Nature. Marine Plastic Waste – Blue & Circular Economy – New Technologies”
Toν Μάιο του 2018 το Ίδρυμα διοργάνωσε το Συμπόσιο “Second Nature. Marine Plastic Waste – Blue & Circular Economy – New Technologies” with leading European scientists and experts in environmental subjects, issues of circular economy, design and technology. Moreover, the exhibition “Second Nature – A New Life” was hosted, while students had the opportunity to participate in educational programme to raise awareness on environmental issues and 3D techology. Find more here.
BlueCycle is operating under the auspices of Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation.
Visit the BlueCycle website to find more about its activities: www.bluecycle.com.