Technical specifications for the acquisition of products made from the transformation of polyamid...

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World Wide Fund for Nature

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Lima, Peru

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30+ days ago


According to FAO (2011) fishing nets are 10% of marine litter, and it is estimated that each year between 640 and 800 thousand tons of gear reach the sea. Thus, 45% of marine mammals have been affected. These nets represent one of the main threats to world food security as they are responsible for the death of 5-30% of the target fish populations (FAO, 2018).

In Peru, there is no management system, and the nets are discarded at sea, beach or in the community. Sometimes they are burned, generating toxic gases. Incentives, regulations, and local infrastructure are lacking to promote proper management of these wastes. In other countries it is possible to transform them, while in Peru the possibility has not been explored. For this reason, the subproject hopes to reduce the impact of ghost networks by working with the community, encouraging stockpiling, generating local capacities to introduce them into a production chain, and eco-designing new products that self-sustain the project.


The subproject “Identification and evaluation of recycling alternatives for the reuse of artisanal monofilament fishing nets as part of a circular economy model for artisanal fishermen from Los Órganos in Piura” aims to “Contribute to the environmental conservation of the sea and to the economic development of the community of Los Órganos from the recovery and transformation of monofilament fishing nets ”and as a goal“ To develop a product prototype based on the recycling of the monofilament nets discarded and collected by the fishermen of Los Órganos , which has a viable production and marketing route as part of a circular economy model ”.

Through this process, it is expected to identify local and international suppliers that have the infrastructure and technology to carry out the transformation of polyamide monofilament fishing nets into prototypes. For this project it is necessary to achieve at least 3 different prototypes ideally similar to: bricks, bars or plates.


  • Call: November 22, 2021
  • Presentation of proposals: until November 29, 2021
  • Selection of the provider (referential): November 30, 2021


  • Companies with experience in recycling various types of plastics and producing recycled products.
  • Send a letter of presentation and economic proposal to the email with the subject "Products from recycled networks" until November 29, 2021.