Restoring ocean life

Net gains: Thai project turns fishing nets into virus protection gear

A worker prepares old fishing nets before a recycling process to create, among new products, protective gear against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Saint Louis Plas Mold factory amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Ayutthaya province, Thailand, June 30, 2020. Picture taken June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Juarawee Kittisilpa - RC2YKH98ALLO

Over 100 artisanal fishermen along Thailand's east and south coasts have joined the project. Image: REUTERS/Juarawee Kittisilpa

Patpicha Tanakasempipat
Journalist , Reuters
Juarawee Kittisilpa
Writer, Reuters
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