Keep Marine Life Safe by Recycling Fishing Line

Why Recycle Fishing Line?

Fishing line is used by fisherman to catch fish. It is often made of nylon and is a very long cord or thread with a hook and bait attached to one end. The thread is often very thin, making it difficult for fish to see in the water. Once the line is no longer needed, it is very important for the user to recycle it. Fishing line that is not recycled and simply thrown out can injure and even kill unsuspecting fish that get caught in it, and it can also damage boats if it gets tangled in the propellers of the boat.


How to Recycle Fishing Line

In order to prevent these detriments from occurring to boats and marine life, it is vital for old fishing line to be recycled properly. There are a number of ways that you can recycle this old material that are easy to do and take very little time. You can recycle this material by:

Taking it to a recycling bin nearby

Many fishing retailers, as well as boat ramp areas, public parks and recreation areas, and piers will have a recycling bin for your old line. They will handle sending the waste off to a recycling center where it will be processed. Contact your local pier, ramps, or tackle shop to find out if they participate in such a program.

Mail old line to a regional recycling center

If you do not have any convenient areas near you that recycle line, you can find a recycling center online that will take the item and process it for you. A quick search should give you many results. Simply place the material into an envelope and mail to the center for processing.

Once the used fishing line is received by the recycling center, it will be cut and then melted down with very high heat. It can then be utilized again to create new products.