Fish Factor: Southeast have partnered with Net Your Problem to recycle old or derelict seine and gillnets
April 18, 2019
The Panhandle plans to be the next Alaska region to give new life to old fishing gear by sending it to plastic recycling centers. The tons of nets and lines piled up in local lots and landfills will become the raw material for soda bottles, cell phone cases, sunglasses, skateboards, swimsuits and more.
Juneau, Haines, Petersburg and possibly Sitka have partnered with Net Your Problem to launch an effort this year to send old or derelict seine and gillnets to a recycler in Richmond, British Columbia.
“We’re going to be working in a new location with a new material and sending it to a ne...