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Net-WorksTM redesigns global supply chains to create sustainable and scalable solutions that reduce marine plastic, increase fish stocks and improve the lives of marginalized coastal communities living in biodiversity hotspots of developing countries.
On the current trajectory of plastic pollution and over fishing there will be one tonne of plastic for every three tonnes of fish in the ocean by 2025. The people most affected are those in marginalized rural communities within biodiversity hotspots of the developing world, especially in Southeast Asia which contributes for over 60% of the world’s marine debris, is the center of marine biodiversity, contains 55% of the global population of artisanal reef fishers and suffers the highest level of fishing pressure.
Net-Works provides a simple, scalable and holistic model to deliver less plastic, more fish and improve the lives of marginalized coastal communities across Southeast Asia by applying the principles of fair trade and inclusive business. They created efficient community-based supply chains for raw materials (plastics and seaweed carrageenan) that are available in abundance. They link these raw materials to conservation actions that reduce plastic pollution and restore coastal ecosystems. Increasing incomes from seaweed reduces dependence on fishing & enables communities to set aside larger No-Take zones (NTZs). They sell these raw materials into global supply chains, giving international brands opportunities to source premium products with positive social and environmental stories, giving fishing communities a more transparent and dependable price, and providing sustainable funding sources for local conservation and development actions.
To manage local supply chains, they set up community banks, bringing communities together in informal cooperatives and providing much-needed access to financial services, using the globally recognized and proven Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) model. These community banks are the ‘social glue’ at the heart of Net-Works, enabling members to invest in their sustainable livelihoods, building a Net-Works’ conservation constituency.
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