Meet Sara Aubery: Creating a pathway for recycling fishing gear | Wave Makers
How a team of boss ladies is changing the world!
If it's true that over 50% of the plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is actually tangled fishing nets, then what about the rest of the ocean? How many lost, discarded and wasted nets are out there!? How do we get them out? Better question, how can we stop the problem from getting worse?!
On this episode of Wave Makers, Tamara chats with Sara Aubery of Net Your Problem. Founded by Nicole Baker, this team of women is working to stop fishing nets and gear from ending up in the ocean or landfills. They provide fishermen with the waste management system that has been absent for so long.
Sara has worked in natural resource management and conservation for over 15 years with organizations like NOAA, San Diego Zoo Global and The Nature Conservancy. She and Tamara discuss how as the Business and Project Development Coordinator for Net Your Problem, she works to form symbiotic partnerships to collect the otherwise wasted nets and give them new life in other industry's supply chains.