Dolly Ropes – Material protection instead of environmental protection?
If you like to spend time along Germany’s North Sea coast, you will likely be well acquainted with weather, wind and waves. You’ll also be familiar with another sight: Small threads of plastic, mostly orange or blue, that have been washed ashore. These are so-called “dolly ropes”. They are used to protect fishing nets, but they endanger the environment. What can we do about it?
Interview with GOT BAG: Idea and Impact
We recover ghost nets from the oceans – and other great companies like GOT BAG fight against the other kinds of plastic waste in our seas. Now, we’re joining our focus with the Save the Seas Pack! We’ve interviewed GOT BAG for you to learn more about the background and impact of their backpacks.
Ocean acidification and its consequences
The oceans cover ⅔ of our planet – they are so vast that they seem invulnerable. But through our work we know that they struggle with many problems, for instance ocean acidification. In this article, we tell you what this is and what it means for our oceans.
The Bracenet Story
In 2015, Benjamin and Madeleine travelled to Tanzania and Zanzibar to relax and go diving. In addition to beautiful holiday memories, they also returned with the founding story of Bracenet. Read this article to learn how it all began and what we’ve achieved so far!
Enigma7 – and seven tips for sustainable gaming
We are excited to announce our partnership with the German eSports organisation Enigma7! The organisation has set out to promote the importance of sustainability in the world of gaming, and we’re glad to be a part of it. We will also share our seven best tips for sustainable gaming.
Outlaw Ocean Series: Gambia & Sea Shepherd
We are excited to share the first of a series of articles from Ian Urbinas investigations with you! He explores how difficult it can be for some countries to monitor the health of their waters, including their fish stocks, and how challenging it can be to hold suspected perpetrators of illegal fishing practices accountable.
The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier – Interview with Ian Urbina
Two-thirds of our world’s oceans fall outside any country’s jurisdiction: the High Seas. For his investigations of crime and abuse in this area of lawlessness, Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times journalist and author Ian Urbina travelled across the seas from the Southern Ocean to Somalia, resulting in five long years of dangerous endeavours. His book “The Outlaw Ocean” is a collection of stories from his investigations, personal experiences and interviews with people involved.
As Bracenet is endlessly working to protect the oceans from ghost nets and all of these problems at the High Seas are interconnected, we were eager to learn more. We were lucky to have the chance to talk with Ian Urbina.
Veganuary: Start 2021 with a vegan diet
New Year’s resolutions: First we love them, then we hate them! Many people view the new year as a time for new beginnings and intend to start it as healthily as possible. A conscious diet and a reduction in meat consumption are popular resolutions. However, far too often they fall to the back of the […]
Social Sustainability needs Gender Equality
Team Bracenet – that’s who we are. Steadily growing since 2016, we are now 34 people. Consisting of 29 women and 5 men. Our founding team has also a good women’s quota with 50% – unfortunately, that’s not the typical case. In 2018, ⅔ of all founders were male. In 2019, this trend declined slightly […]
Black Friday? We celebrate Circular Monday!
Every year, shops around the world lure us with Black Friday promotions to encourage us to buy. Yet we can see the effects of mass consumption almost daily in the news: the consequences of the climate catastrophe, the exploitation of workers, plastic wate flooding our oceans. This kind of consumption is not compatible with sustainability. […]
How do we stop the flood of masks?
During the lockdown, we mostly stayed inside – but our rubbish still found its way out. Not only to waste processing plants or onto the compost, but also into nature. Masks are everywhere: they are found in parks and on beaches, are drifting through rivers and seas. Ghost nets are glad about their company – the environment, however, not so much.
Sharks – the guardians of our oceans are in danger
Sharks – they are the guardians of our oceans and at the top of the food chain at sea. They are vital to our ocean ecosystems but they are in danger. That’s why we partnered up with Shark Allies to protect sharks!
Plastic Free July: 31 tips on how to avoid plastic
It’s Plastic Free July! But you aren’t sure how you can (further) reduce your plastic consumption? We’ll help you with 31 tips on how to say “no” to plastic and develop a positive mindset at the same time. Let’s sea! Why Plastic Free July? It is currently assumed that the amount of plastic waste in […]
A Cooperation for the Seas: Q&A with bestselling author Katja Brandis
We love to join forces with others and to achieve greater change together. Our latest cooperation is a prime example, and we gladly want to share our success with you.
Fashion Revolution Week
Fashion Revolution campaigns for a world where the fashion industry values people, the environment, creativity and profit equally and where we know the faces behind our clothes and jewellery. As part of Fashion Revolution Week, our founders Madeleine and Benjamin will go live on Instagram for a Q&A.
Bracenet and Bridge&Tunnel- Cooperation
Sustainable upcycling with local and fair production, has belonged to our main mission at Bracenet since the start. Now, we have roped together a collaboration with Hamburg label Bridge&Tunnel, who share these same values.