2018 Monofilament Recovery & Recycling Program Results
As part of FWC’s Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program, In 2018, LMC and partner organizations collected and recycled over 228 MILES of monofilament fishing line, more than enough to stretch across the State of Florida from Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach to Crystal River, Florida. Every mile of monofilament removed from the marine environment reduces the risk of entangling marine life.
Because monofilament is high-density plastic, it must be recycled properly. Monofilament can be recycled at monofilament recycling bins located at many tackle shops and popular fishing location. These PVC pipe recycling bins are emptied every month and the fishing line is cleaned of hooks, weights, and other fishing gear. The line is then shipped away, melted down, and used to manufacture new products, such as tackle boxes.