After visiting the beautiful coastline around Porthcurno and Pedn Vounder on Cornwall's Western Peninsula, local conservation artist Andrew Whittle reached out to ask if we would be up for helping to recover a large bundle of mooring rope he had spotted. We, of course, jumped at the opportunity to explore this picturesque part of Cornwall, and do what we love - removing ghost gear from the environment.
In March, the UK experienced the highest spring tides of the year, and with it, a wave of ocean plastics across our coastline. Spurred on by these extreme tides, the team at Waterhaul embarked on a 3-day expedition to North Cornwall, searching for washed-up ghost fishing gear; the most harmful and abundant form of ocean plastic, to recover and recycle.
On a bright and breezy Friday afternoon in January, the Waterhaul team received a message about a ghost fishing net that had washed up on Gwithian Beach in west Cornwall. Eager to escape the office early on a Friday, the team zipped down the coast in search of ghost gear...
This year for NETwork Weekend, we’re extending our NETwork discount to 20% off our entire product range, including our sustainable eyewear, litter-picking equipment and beach cleaning knives, to help you make a positive impact on our oceans. But we’re not stopping there – we’re also doubling down on the impact of our mission through our work with Net Free Seas in Ghana.
Collaborating with the Environmental Justice Foundation to bring our fishing gear recycling scheme to the coastline of Ghana - protecting people and planet.
On a relatively quiet Friday afternoon we received a tip off via our report a net page about a large trawler net that had washed up on Tolcarne Beach in Newquay and was buried deep under the sand.
Harry speaks with Dominic from Boatfolk about how growing up by the coast and studying marine biology all led to his decision to tackle the ocean plastic crisis head on by founding Waterhaul.
With the winter storms that batter our coastlines in full effect, an increased amount of ghost gear washes up on our beaches. We headed out on team mission to Bedruthan Steps to recover what we could.
We were in Pembrokeshire working on a new project, Recycle Môr, in partnership with the SeaTrust and after two days filming, we decided it was time to hit the beach for a net collection mission.
Recycle Môr is our new partner project in collaboration with Sea Trust in Pembrokeshire. The scheme is a five-month pilot project, which provides fishing gear recycling bins in various harbours across the area.
Lyra started litter picking on her way to school and is raising money to help buy litter pickers for her school friends to use in a bid to get more people involved in litter picking.
Following a tip off about a net that had washed up in Perranporth during storm Arwen via Instragram, on this quiet Sunday morning our head of marketing Paul shares his experience of retrieving it.
Guides and Articles
In a world of seemingly endless negative news surrounding the plastic pollution crisis in our oceans, our local beach cleans and litter picks can often feel insignificant when compared to the global issue. However, a recent study in Norway has sparked hope for litter pickers and beach cleaners globally.
At Waterhaul, we design all of our products with adventure in mind. However, behind every adventure, project or passion, inevitably lies some time spent behind a screen, exposing our eyes to Blue Light and its harmful effects. Discover the reasons why you should be wearing our brand-new Blue Light Blocking Glasses in this article.
Did you know it is just as important to wear sunglasses in autumn as it is in summer? There are a variety of factors that can affect and damage your eyes at this time of year, learn more about out top 3 reasons why you need to wear sunglasses this autumn!
At Waterhaul, we know from experience that recovering plastic pollution from the Cornish coastline makes us feel good, so we thought it was worth delving into the science and exploring how and why litter picking is good for our mental health.
If you’ve been looking for a new pair of sunglasses recently, you will have noticed that many sunglasses and eyewear manufacturers claim to offer ‘UV’ Protection, but what does this mean? UV protection is one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a new pair of sunglasses, so let us break down what UV is, and why it’s important to protect your eyes from it!
Waterhaul eyewear has been designed with surfers, sailors and all beachgoers in mind. With extra durable frames made from recycled plastic fishing nets, to Barberini mineral glass lenses, your pair of Waterhaul sunglasses should last you many years to come. That being said, we do have some top tips to help prolong the life of your favourite sunglasses even further!
You will have heard of the term ‘polarised’ used before when we talk about our sunglasses, but what does polarised actually mean? Learn more about Waterhaul's polarising sunglasses, and what to look out for when choosing your new pair of sunglasses here!
When designing our sustainable eyewear, we knew that alongside the sunglasses frames being made from recycled fishing nets, one of the most important factors to consider was the quality of the lens, but why do we use Barberini mineral glass lenses in our eyewear?
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