envirolink logo
advanced search
Category: Organizations > Water Quality > Fishing

Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program

MRRP is a community-based program that strives to reduce the dangers caused by discarded fishing line by promoting responsible line handling practices and conducting fishing line cleanup events. The website includes information on how to start MRRP in your area.
Ratings/Review of this resource:

108 S. Babcock St
Melbourne , FL 32901
Contact Person: Leesa Souto
Phone: 321-722-2123
Fax: 321-722-3585
E-Mail: lsouto@mail.ucf.edu
Website: http://www.fishinglinerecycling.org/index.asp

Detailed Information:
Tens of thousands of birds, marine mammals, and sea turtles are killed or maimed annually by fishing line in the environment. Recycling monofilament reduces the amount of line that enters the landfill where it can be easily carried back into the environment by wildlife, reuses valuable polyvinyl plastics, and heightens awareness about responsible line handling. The website includes information on how to establish a monofilament recycling network, lists current recycling locations in Florida, and provides support materials for volunteers and educators.

"Monofilament Madness" cleanup events engage community groups in shoreline and underwater recovery of fishing line. The website includes information on managing a volunteer cleanup event, tools that may be needed, and safety considerations for a cleanup event.

Resources that may be related:

Home | Site Map | About EnviroLink | Advanced Search | Suggest a Resource

All content on this website is governed by a Creative Commons license.

This site powered by WebDNA
Community Information Systems provided by Rhiza Labs

site statistics