The UK arm of fly fishing clothing and tackle manufacturer and retail giant, Orvis, has joined the fight to safely recycle fishing line.
The global brand has partnered with the Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme (ANLRS) in the UK. Founded by the Local Independent Sea Anglers (LISA) in conjunction with the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI, the project offers anglers line recycling bins in tackle shops, fisheries, angling clubs and charter boats in the region.
Orvis UK is the first fly fishing company to partner, offering recycling points in all its 18 stores, taking the total to over 200 tackle shops within 11 months of the scheme being launched.
Viv Shears, Co-Founder of ANLR, said: “There are certain moments as a scheme, such as the ANLR, develops that feel like a big step forward and having Orvis as a corporate sponsor is one of these. This project is one that uniquely encompasses all of angling in its various forms and to have one of the most respected fly fishing brands supporting us is fantastic.
“We look forward to developing our relationship and allowing fly anglers to recycle their old monofilaments, braids and especially fly lines via the Orvis stores across the country.”
James Doyle, Retail Sales Manager at Orvis, added: “Orvis UK is delighted to partner with ANLRS by offering fishing line recycling bins in all our stores. The ANLRS offers the most environmentally effective route to fishing line recycling in the UK.”