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Name: LISA Line Recycling Initiative Created: 30/11/16 05:00:pm
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PRESS RELEASE

MCB Seafoods Newhaven and LISA ,Local Independent Sea Anglers are pleased to announce a fishing line recycling initiative in Sussex.

Recycling is now part of all our lives and yet there is no current route for Sea and Freshwater Anglers to recycle used and waste fishing line

It is estimated that there are over 4 million anglers in the UK and if they all only change 100m of line per year that is a staggering amount of nylon line. Currently most anglers dispose of their line in an appropriate manner but it still ends up in landfill. This is, we believe, the first scheme in the UK which offers a clear destination and an identifiable end product for recycled fishing line. Plastix, a Danish recycling company collect the line from MCB.

Phase 1

Used fishing line recycling stations are now sited at Tackle shops across Sussex, clearly identified by a window sticker. We believe that most of the retailers taking part will offer a discount on new line purchases when used line is recycled. Participating retailers are listed below although the scheme will be extended to any Tackle shops who wish to participate

Phase 2

Line recycling bins will also be placed at common fishing marks along the coast subject to council and structure management’s approval. All collections will be undertaken by LISA member volunteers.

The scheme was officially launched at Tools n Tackle Bridge Street Newhaven in October 2016.

Window stickers and bins are now in participating tackle shops.

LISA members have funded the first 10 bins.

Harry Owen at MCB and LISA are exploring funding options to extend the scheme in the UK.

This is a very positive add on to MCB’s innovative Ghostnet scheme which recently received national T V coverage.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07v6yb3

www.mcbseafoods.org

Enquiries

Please contact Harry Owen at MCB Seafoods (g.h.owen@aol.com) or Steve Tapp at LISA (Lisa4sussex@outlook.com)

Participating Retailers:

  • Anglers Den Pevensey
  • Prime Angling Worthing
  • Lagoon Tackle Hove
  • Tools n Tackle Newhaven
  • Seaford Sea Angler Seaford
  • Angling Specialist Horsham
  • Big Fish Little Fish Liskeard Cornwall
  • Aldwick Angling Bognor
  • Harefield Tackle Herts

Thanks to Harry at MCB Seafoods, the participating retailers and LISA members for funding the first 10 bins.