NET YOUR PROBLEM- FISHING GEAR RECYCLING USA
#213 - NET YOUR PROBLEM - FISHING GEAR RECYCLING IN USA
Net Your Problem (NYP) is a fishing gear collection service that provides solutions in fishing gear disposal to prevent gear from entering landfills, being incinerated, or from becoming ocean bound plastic pollution. NYP is actively collecting end of life fishing gear in the trawl, seine, and gillnet fisheries in Alaska and since 2017 has diverted 900,000lbs and counting of fishing gear from landfills! Additionally gear collection projects are in development along the California coast with the gillnet fishery, Maine with the lobster fishery, American Samoa with the tuna fishery, and we have a project in early development in Indonesia. Material that NYP is able to collect to send for recycling includes codends and nets from the midwater and bottom trawl fisheries including foot rope, cables, and chafe gear. NYP is also able to collect seine web, purse line, float line, soft buoys, weedlines, and gillnet web. NYP works with local fishing communities to develop a tailored long term, large scale waste management option through collection and transportation to recycling partners. NYP also works to engage brands who use the recycled raw material in their supply chain in promotion of the Blue and Circular Economy.
USE OF PROCEEDS
The proceeds from credit purchase will divert one tonne of plastic from a landfill and cover transportation costs and personnel labor towards these efforts.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Net Your Problem, LLC offers recycling services for end of life fishing gear to divert plastic waste from landfills, incineration, or from becoming plastic pollution. Started in 2018 in Alaska, nearly 900,000lbs of fishing gear has been collected for recycling as of July 2020 and projects are in development in California, Florida, Maine, American Samoa, and beyond. Net Your Problem focuses on partnering with diverse groups in efforts to find long term sustainable solutions to plastic fishing gear waste.
Washington / United States
Tons Per Year: 55