Ternua and Opegui have announced the results of a collaboration in a recycling scheme for fishing nets within the Redcycle project, backed by the Basque Government. Opegui is the organization of fishing producers of Guipúzcoa, in Spain's Basque Country. The Redcycle project, launched in 2015, involves the collection of fishing nets that are no longer in use by the fishermen of Bermeo, Getaria and Hondarribia, and the transformation of these nets into thread for the production of environmentally-friendly technical clothing. The Redcycle project allowed the recovery of 12 tons of abandoned nets in 2016, with which Ternua has made two kinds of pants that will be part of its autumn-winter 2018 collection. According to estimates by the European Environment Agency (EEA), 640,000 tons of fishing nets lay on the seabed, polluting the environment and posing a threat to some fish species.